publication . Article . 1999

Assessment of nutritional status, cognitive development, and mother-child interaction in Central American refugee children

Monica Laude;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 1999 Journal: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, volume 6, pages 164-171 (issn: 1020-4989, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: FapUNIFESP (SciELO)
Abstract
A cross-sectional study was conducted between July and December 1992 to assess the nutritional status, cognitive development, and mother-child interactions in a group of 153 Nicaraguan refugee children living in Costa Rica. Nutritional status was assessed using anthropometric indices. Cognitive development was assessed with the Bayley Scale of Mental Development. Mother-child interaction was assessed with the Nursing Child Assessment Teaching Scale and Caldwell's Home Observation and Measurement of the Environment Inventory. Correlational analysis was performed to examine the relationship between child cognitive development scores and mother-child interaction me...
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free text keywords: Cognitive development, Cross-sectional study, Psychology, Mother child interaction, Refugee, Malnutrition, medicine.disease, medicine, Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Developmental psychology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Gerontology, Anthropometry, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, lcsh:RC955-962, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270
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