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Article: Disability-specific associations with child health and functioning

TitleDisability-specific associations with child health and functioning
Authors
Keywordschild physical disabilities
learning and developmental disabilities
intellectual disabilities
internalizing disorders
autism spectrum disorder
Issue Date2019
PublisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, v. 16, p. article no. 1024 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study examined the health profile of children with different types of disabilities and explored the disability-specific associations with various types of health and functioning using a large nonclinical sample of children. A cross-sectional school survey was conducted during 2016 and 2017. A total of 4114 children (aged 6–18 years) receiving primary or secondary education, or their proxy, in Hong Kong participated in the study. Disabilities were categorized as (a) physical disabilities; (b) learning and developmental disabilities; (c) intellectual disabilities; (d) internalizing disorders or mental illness; and (e) autism spectrum disorder. Health-related quality of life (QoL), sleep-related QoL, activities of daily living (ADL), emotional functioning, and social functioning were assessed and compared between children with disabilities and those without. The results showed that children with disabilities showed poorer physical functioning, health-related QoL, and emotional and social functioning than their counterparts without disabilities. Disability-specific associations with health were found: (a) physical disabilities and intellectual disabilities were associated with greater difficulties in ADL; (b) language impairment and Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were negatively associated with sleep-related QoL; (c) all types of disabilities but hearing impairment were negatively associated with health-related QoL (HRQoL); and (d) language impairment, ADHD, internalizing disorder, as well as autism spectrum disorder were associated with greater abnormal behavioral difficulties. The findings warrant the development of tailor-made intervention programs and give insights to effective resource allocation for the children in need.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/289820
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2019 Impact Factor: 2.849
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.883
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dc.contributor.authorChan, KL-
dc.contributor.authorLo, CKM-
dc.contributor.authorHo, FK-
dc.contributor.authorIp, P-
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-22T08:17:56Z-
dc.date.available2020-10-22T08:17:56Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, v. 16, p. article no. 1024-
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/289820-
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the health profile of children with different types of disabilities and explored the disability-specific associations with various types of health and functioning using a large nonclinical sample of children. A cross-sectional school survey was conducted during 2016 and 2017. A total of 4114 children (aged 6–18 years) receiving primary or secondary education, or their proxy, in Hong Kong participated in the study. Disabilities were categorized as (a) physical disabilities; (b) learning and developmental disabilities; (c) intellectual disabilities; (d) internalizing disorders or mental illness; and (e) autism spectrum disorder. Health-related quality of life (QoL), sleep-related QoL, activities of daily living (ADL), emotional functioning, and social functioning were assessed and compared between children with disabilities and those without. The results showed that children with disabilities showed poorer physical functioning, health-related QoL, and emotional and social functioning than their counterparts without disabilities. Disability-specific associations with health were found: (a) physical disabilities and intellectual disabilities were associated with greater difficulties in ADL; (b) language impairment and Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were negatively associated with sleep-related QoL; (c) all types of disabilities but hearing impairment were negatively associated with health-related QoL (HRQoL); and (d) language impairment, ADHD, internalizing disorder, as well as autism spectrum disorder were associated with greater abnormal behavioral difficulties. The findings warrant the development of tailor-made intervention programs and give insights to effective resource allocation for the children in need.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectchild physical disabilities-
dc.subjectlearning and developmental disabilities-
dc.subjectintellectual disabilities-
dc.subjectinternalizing disorders-
dc.subjectautism spectrum disorder-
dc.titleDisability-specific associations with child health and functioning-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailIp, P: patricip@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityIp, P=rp01337-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16061024-
dc.identifier.pmid30897839-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC6466354-
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dc.identifier.hkuros316097-
dc.identifier.volume16-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 1024-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 1024-
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland-

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