Child Behavior

Use of text messaging services to promote health behaviors in children.

Publication Date: 
Dec 22, 2014

OBJECTIVE: To examine adherence to, satisfaction with, and preliminary efficacy of mobile phone short message service (SMS) to promote health behaviors in school-aged children.

Variability in classroom social communication: performance of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and typically developing peers.

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Jul 01, 2013

PURPOSE: In this study, the authors examined how variability in classroom social communication performance differed between children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and pair-matched, typically developing peers.

Automated coaching to help parents increase their children's brushing frequency: an exploratory trial.

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Jul 29, 2013

UNLABELLED: Advances in digital communication, such as the internet, now provide a cost effective channel to reach and help families struggling to establish good oral hygiene in their homes.

Availability and night-time use of electronic entertainment and communication devices are associated with short sleep duration and obesity among Canadian children.

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Jan 08, 2013

UNLABELLED: What is already known about this subject Short sleep duration is a risk factor for obesity. Television (TV) in the bedroom has been shown to be associated with excess body weight in children.

Efficacy of a children's procedural preparation and distraction device on healing in acute burn wound care procedures: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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Jan 14, 2013

BACKGROUND: The intense pain and anxiety triggered by burns and their associated wound care procedures are well established in the literature. Non-pharmacological intervention is a critical component of total pain management protocols and is used as an adjunct to pharmacological analgesia.

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