Against the Odds: Psychomotor Development of Children Under 2 years in a Sudanese Orphanage.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/188250
Title:
Against the Odds: Psychomotor Development of Children Under 2 years in a Sudanese Orphanage.
Authors:
Espié, Emmanuelle; Ouss, Lisa; Gaboulaud, Valérie; Candilis, Drina; Ahmed, Khalid; Cohuet, Sandra; Baubet, Thierry; Grais, Rebecca F; Moro, Marie-Rose
Journal:
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Abstract:
Providing abandoned children the necessary medical and psychological care as possible after their institutionalization may minimize developmental delays. We describe psychomotor development in infants admitted to an orphanage in Khartoum, Sudan, assessed at admission and over an 18-month follow-up. Psychological state and psychomotor quotients were determined using a simplified Neonatal Behavior Assessment Scale (NBAS), the Brunet-Lezine and Alarm distress baby (ADBB) scale. From May-September 2005, 151 children were evaluated 2, 4, 9, 12 and 18 months after inclusion. At admission, ∼15% of children ≤1 month had a regulation impairment according to the NBAS, and 33.8% presented a distress state (ADBB score >5). More than 85% (129/151) recovered normal psychomotor development. The results of the program reinforce the importance of early detection of psychological disorders followed by rapid implementation of psychological case management to improve the development of young children in similar institutions and circumstances.
Affiliation:
Epicentre, Paris, France.
Publisher:
Oxford Journals
Issue Date:
6-Jan-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/188250
DOI:
10.1093/tropej/fmq117
PubMed ID:
21212129
Additional Links:
http://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1465-3664
Appears in Collections:
Mental Health

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEspié, Emmanuelleen
dc.contributor.authorOuss, Lisaen
dc.contributor.authorGaboulaud, Valérieen
dc.contributor.authorCandilis, Drinaen
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Khaliden
dc.contributor.authorCohuet, Sandraen
dc.contributor.authorBaubet, Thierryen
dc.contributor.authorGrais, Rebecca Fen
dc.contributor.authorMoro, Marie-Roseen
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-01T09:43:09Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-01T09:43:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-01-06-
dc.identifier.citationAgainst the Odds: Psychomotor Development of Children Under 2 years in a Sudanese Orphanage. 2011:notJ Trop Pediatren
dc.identifier.issn1465-3664-
dc.identifier.pmid21212129-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/tropej/fmq117-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/188250-
dc.description.abstractProviding abandoned children the necessary medical and psychological care as possible after their institutionalization may minimize developmental delays. We describe psychomotor development in infants admitted to an orphanage in Khartoum, Sudan, assessed at admission and over an 18-month follow-up. Psychological state and psychomotor quotients were determined using a simplified Neonatal Behavior Assessment Scale (NBAS), the Brunet-Lezine and Alarm distress baby (ADBB) scale. From May-September 2005, 151 children were evaluated 2, 4, 9, 12 and 18 months after inclusion. At admission, ∼15% of children ≤1 month had a regulation impairment according to the NBAS, and 33.8% presented a distress state (ADBB score >5). More than 85% (129/151) recovered normal psychomotor development. The results of the program reinforce the importance of early detection of psychological disorders followed by rapid implementation of psychological case management to improve the development of young children in similar institutions and circumstances.en
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford Journalsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/en
dc.rightsPublished by Oxford University Press Archived on this site with kind permission from Oxford University Pressen
dc.subjectMental healthen
dc.subjectSudanen
dc.titleAgainst the Odds: Psychomotor Development of Children Under 2 years in a Sudanese Orphanage.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, Paris, France.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Tropical Pediatricsen

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