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dc.contributor.authorSajady, Mollika A.
dc.contributor.authorMehus, Christopher J.
dc.contributor.authorMoody, Emily C.
dc.contributor.authorJaramillo, Ericka G.
dc.contributor.authorMupere, Ezekiel
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Andrew J.
dc.contributor.authorCusick, Sarah E.
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-18T09:08:43Z
dc.date.available2018-12-18T09:08:43Z
dc.date.issued2018-07
dc.identifier.citationSajady, M.A.; Mehus, C.J.; Moody, E.C.; Jaramillo, E.G.; Mupere, E.; Barnes, A.J.; Cusick, S.E., 2018. Piloting a Developmental Screening Tool Adapted for East African Children. Children, 5(8), 101; https://doi.org/10.3390/children5080101en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11951/664
dc.descriptionThe study is about Piloting a Developmental Screening Tool Adapted for East African Childrenen_US
dc.description.abstractThere is a need for developmental screening that is easily administered in resource-poor settings. We hypothesized that known risk factors would predict failed developmental screening on an adapted screening tool in East African children living in poverty. The sample included 100 healthy Ugandan children aged 6–59 months. We adapted a parent-reported developmental screener based on the Child Development Review chart. The primary outcome was failure to meet age-appropriate milestones for any developmental domain. Venous blood was analyzed for lead, and caregivers completed a demographics questionnaire. We used multivariate logistic regression models to determine if elevated blood lead and stunting predicted failure on the screener, controlling for maternal education level, age in months past the lower bound of the child’s developmental age group, and absence of home electricity. In the sample, 14% (n = 14) of children failed one or more milestones on the screener. Lead levels or stunting did not predict failing the screener after controlling for covariates. Though this tool was feasibly administered, it did not demonstrate preliminary construct validity and is not yet recommended for screening in high-risk populations. Future research should include a larger sample size and cognitive interviews to ensure it is contextually relevant.en_US
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dc.publisherMDPI, Childrenen_US
dc.subjectChild healthen_US
dc.subjectPediatricsen_US
dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.subjectGlobal healthen_US
dc.titlePiloting a Developmental Screening Tool Adapted for East African Childrenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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