Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background. Skinfold thickness (SFT) measurements are a reliable and feasible method for assessing body fat in children but their use and interpretation is hindered by the scarcity of reference values in representative populations of children. The objective of...

["Epidemiology","Nutrition","Pediatrics","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2247
3 citations
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Background. School is an integral component of the life of a child, and thus quality of school life is an important part of the overall quality of life experienced by a child. There are a few instruments available to measure the quality of school life but they...

["Epidemiology","Pediatrics","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1567
8 citations
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Background. Recurrent pain is a common experience in childhood, but only few children with recurrent pain attend a physician. Previous studies yielded conflicting findings with regard to predictors of health care utilization in children with recurrent pain.Methods....

["Epidemiology","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.916
3 citations
560 downloads
1,433 views

Objectives. To measure inter-rater agreement of overall clinical appearance of febrile children aged less than 24 months and to compare methods for doing so.Study Design and Setting. We performed an observational study of inter-rater reliability of the assessment...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Pediatrics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.651
4 citations
560 downloads
1,696 views

Background. Attrition is a major cause of potential bias in longitudinal studies and clinical trials. Attrition rate above 20% raises concern of the reliability of the results. Few studies have looked at the factors behind attrition in follow-ups spanning decades.Methods....

["Cognitive Disorders","Epidemiology","Pediatrics","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.480
4 citations
421 downloads
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Background. Longitudinal investigations into the origins of adult essential hypertension have found elevated blood pressure in children to accurately track into adulthood, however the direct causes of essential hypertension in adolescence and adulthood remains...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Pediatrics","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.381

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