Maternal Perception of Emotional Difficulties of Preschool Children in Rural Niger

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618828
Title:
Maternal Perception of Emotional Difficulties of Preschool Children in Rural Niger
Authors:
Marquer, C; Grais, RF; Moro, MR
Journal:
Transcultural Psychiatry
Abstract:
Mental health care for infants and young children is often greatly limited in low-resource settings. The purpose of this study was to describe maternal perception of emotional difficulties of preschool children in a rural area of Niger (Maradi). In this context, both mental health awareness and services were scarce. This research was part of a larger cross-cultural validation study of a screening tool for psychological difficulties in children aged 3 to 6 years old. Data collection included group discussion and individual interviews. A total of 10 group interviews and 83 individual interviews were conducted. The results highlight mothers' perceptions concerning their children's psychological difficulties. Sleep difficulties were considered significant by the mothers and were used often as an entry point for further discussion of concerns. Peer and sibling relationships, separation anxiety, and reactions to difficult events were also described. Identification of mothers' perceptions of children's main difficulties through a mixed-method approach shows promise as a way to inform interventions to provide culturally appropriate care for children in need.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications We regret that this article is behind a paywall.
Issue Date:
31-May-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618828
DOI:
10.1177/1363461516645046
PubMed ID:
27235143
Submitted date:
2016-05-31
Language:
en
ISSN:
1461-7471
Appears in Collections:
Mental Health

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMarquer, Cen
dc.contributor.authorGrais, RFen
dc.contributor.authorMoro, MRen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-28T22:49:18Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-28T22:49:18Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-31en
dc.date.submitted2016-05-31en
dc.identifier.citationMaternal perception of emotional difficulties of preschool children in rural Niger. 2016, 53 (3):330-46 Transcult Psychiatryen
dc.identifier.issn1461-7471en
dc.identifier.pmid27235143en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1363461516645046en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618828-
dc.description.abstractMental health care for infants and young children is often greatly limited in low-resource settings. The purpose of this study was to describe maternal perception of emotional difficulties of preschool children in a rural area of Niger (Maradi). In this context, both mental health awareness and services were scarce. This research was part of a larger cross-cultural validation study of a screening tool for psychological difficulties in children aged 3 to 6 years old. Data collection included group discussion and individual interviews. A total of 10 group interviews and 83 individual interviews were conducted. The results highlight mothers' perceptions concerning their children's psychological difficulties. Sleep difficulties were considered significant by the mothers and were used often as an entry point for further discussion of concerns. Peer and sibling relationships, separation anxiety, and reactions to difficult events were also described. Identification of mothers' perceptions of children's main difficulties through a mixed-method approach shows promise as a way to inform interventions to provide culturally appropriate care for children in need.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications We regret that this article is behind a paywall.en
dc.titleMaternal Perception of Emotional Difficulties of Preschool Children in Rural Nigeren
dc.identifier.journalTranscultural Psychiatryen

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