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Measurement of visual functions is critical to the detection and diagnosis of eye disease, particularly in children where eliciting symptomology can be challenging. An effective practitioner-patient relationship is crucial in optometric practice and has numerous...

["Ophthalmology","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3023v1
856 downloads
3,985 views

Background: Paediatric SLT roles often involve planning individualised intervention for specific children (provided directly by SLTs or indirectly through non-SLTs), working collaboratively with families and education staff and providing advice and training. A...

["Cognitive Disorders","Evidence Based Medicine","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2951v1
3,213 downloads
7,482 views

Background: Lack of agreement about criteria and terminology for children’s language difficulties affects access to services as well as hindering research and practice. We report the second phase of a study using an online Delphi method to address these issues....

["Cognitive Disorders","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2484v2
44 downloads
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Backgroud: Protruding ear is the most commonly found auricular populational deformity with significant social consequences. The problem is clearly perceptible in frontal facial images, but a simple photographic classification for prominence has not yet been defined....

["Anatomy and Physiology","Pediatrics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2426v1
67 downloads
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Unintentional injuries among under-fives represent an important cause of preventable morbidity in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In-home interventions targeting caregiver safety practices currently show promise in reducing household injury risks. Mobile health (mHealth)...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Epidemiology","Global Health","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2330v2
47 downloads
186 views

Fetus in fetu (FIF) is a very rare congenital malformation with an incidence of 1/500,000 live births. These children are often hospitalized because of vomiting, abdominal distension or abdominal mass found by their parents. The most common position for the parasitic...

["Pediatrics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2295v1
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Motivation Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common solid pediatric tumor, deriving from ganglionic lineage precursors of the sympathetic nervous system. Half of the patients with high-risk NB die despite treatment and more accurate outcome prediction models are needed...

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Oncology","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2263v1
46 downloads
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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 objectives of...

["Epidemiology","Nutrition","Pediatrics","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2053v1
991 downloads
838 views

The receptive language measure information-carrying word (ICW) level is used extensively by speech and language therapists (SLTs) in the UK and Ireland. Despite this it has never been validated via its relationship to any other relevant measures. This study aims...

["Cognitive Disorders","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2040v1
838 downloads
3,007 views

Delayed or impaired language development is a common developmental concern, yet there is little agreement about the criteria used to identify and classify language impairments in children. Children's language difficulties are at the interface between education,...

["Cognitive Disorders","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1986v1
88 downloads
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Background. Child undernutrition and flooding are highly prevalent public health issues in many developing countries. Yet we have little understanding of preventive strategies for effective coping in these circumstances. Education has been recently highlighted...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Nutrition","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1687v1
126 downloads
524 views

Language Impairment (LI) is a developmental disorder that mainly manifests impaired language learning and processing. Evidence, largely from English-speaking population studies, has shown that children with LI compared to typically developing (TD) children have...

["Cognitive Disorders","Neurology","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1675v1
104 downloads
221 views

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. Quality of school life may be an important outcome for the assessment of Health Promoting...

["Epidemiology","Pediatrics","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1429v1
62 downloads
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Objectives. The objective of this study is to compare the impact of early and late reconstruction of complete unilateral cleft lip and palate on the growth and development of the front of the dentoalveolar arch. Methods. This study was carried out in the years...

["Dentistry","Otorhinolaryngology","Pediatrics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1402v1
77 downloads
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The aim of this research brief is to describe a study that sought to understand the post-disclosure experiences of HIV-positive and negative children after they received disclosure of their own and their parents’ illnesses, respectively. This is the first study...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1328v1
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