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Displaying records 21 through 31 (31 total).

Bellisario R. 1988. Detection of Hypothyroidism in Infants with Down Syndrome [Final report]. Albany, NY: Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research, 19 pp.

Annotation: This study aimed to: (1) Compare the thyroid function of Down syndrome newborns with matched controls; (2) confirm the incidence of hypothyroidism in Down syndrome infants in the first year of life when treatment is most beneficial; and (3) determine whether the onset of hypothyroidism coincided with elevation of thyroid antibodies in Down syndrome children. The study had a two-part design. The first was a matched control design and the second was longitudinal. 46 Down syndrome newborns diagnosed with hypothyroidism were followed. The study's findings indicate that Down syndrome newborns have an increased incidence of thyroid function compared with the newborn population, and that in the first three years of life, the onset of hypothyroidism in Down syndrome children precedes the detection of elevated antithyroid antibody titers. Future studies should compare the incidence and onset of hypothyroidism and elevation of thyroid antibodies in the same children from birth through adolescence. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB89-221824.

Keywords: Chronically ill, Down Syndrome, High risk infants, Hypothyroidism, Longitudinal studies, Neonatal screening

Wallace HM, Weeks J. 1984. Effects of Proposition 13 on health care services for mothers and children in California: Reports of periodic monitoring 1978-1984. San Diego, CA: San Diego State University, 98 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a six-year study that monitored the effects of Proposition 13 on the health care services for mothers and children in California. The research was funded by grants from the Division of Maternal and Child Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the University of California and San Diego State University. It contains a background paper on Proposition 13 and several papers reporting on four surveys on the effects of Proposition 13 on maternal and child health.

Contact: San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, Hardy Tower 119, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4162, Telephone: (619) 594-6317 Fax: (619) 594-6112 Web Site: http://publichealth.sdsu.edu/ Price unknown.

Keywords: California, Health care financing, Longitudinal studies, Public health programs, Public health services

Weikart D. 1984. Changed lives: The effects of the Perry preschool program on youths through age 19. Ypsilanti, MI: High/Scope Press, 210 pp. (High/Scope Foundation Monograph Series; no. 8)

Lazar I, Darlington R. 1982. Lasting effects of early education: A report from the consortium for longitudinal studies. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 151 pp. (Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development; serial no. 195, v. 57, no. 2-3, 1982)

Annotation: This report is the product of a collaborative study which assessed the long-term effects of early childhood education experience on children from low-income families. The study addressed two areas: the existence of long-term effects of early childhood programs, and whether the programs were more effective for some subgroups of the low-income population than others.

Contact: Society for Research in Child Development, , 2950 South State Street, Suite 401, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, Telephone: (734) 926-0600 Fax: (734) 926-0601 E-mail: info@srcd.org Web Site: http://www.srcd.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Early childhood education, Early intervention programs, Evaluation, Longitudinal studies, Low income families, Young children

Golden M, Rosenbluth L, Grossi MT, Policare HJ, Freeman H, Brownlee EM. 1977 (ca.). The New York City Infant Day Care Study: A comparative study of licensed group and family infant day care programs and the effects of these programs on children and their families. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Maternal and Child Health Services, 195 pp.

Annotation: This is the report of the New York City Infant Day Care Study, a large scale, interdisciplinary, longitudinal, comparative field study of 31 licensed publicly and privately funded, community-sponsored group and family infant day care programs in New York City, and the effects of these programs on approximately 400 children and their families. The study was funded by the Maternal and Child Health Services and Office of Child Development, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Keywords: Attitudes, Child care, Child health, Family child care, Field studies, Infant health, Longitudinal studies, New York, Surveys

Werner EE, Smith RS. 1977. Kauai's children come of age. Honolulu, HI: University Press of Hawaii, 292 pp.

Annotation: This book presents the findings of a follow-up study on adolescents previously involved in a longitudinal study on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. The eighteen year study considers the short- and long-term effects of perinatal stress and a disadvantaged environment and their implications on learning disabilities and behavioral disorders during adolescence.

Contact: University Press of Hawaii, 2840 Kolowalu Street, Honolulu, HI 96822, Telephone: 808-956-8255 Fax: 808-988-6052 E-mail: uhpbooks@hawaii.edu Web Site: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/cart/shopcore/?db_name=uhpress Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-8248-0475-9.

Keywords: Adolescents, Behavior disorders, Cognitive development, Followup studies, Hawaiians, Learning disabilities, Longitudinal studies, Mental health, Social development, Youth

Schlesinger H. 1976. Studies of Family Interaction, Language, and Deafness [Final report]. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, 413 pp.

Annotation: This longitudinal study describes findings about the first decade in the lives of forty deaf children and their families. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB94-105863.

Keywords: Deafness, Education, Intellectual development, Longitudinal studies, Pediatricians

Werner EE, Bierman JM, French FE. 1971. The children of Kauai. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 199 pp.

Annotation: This is a longitudinal study conducted in Hawaii, on the island of Kauai from the mid-50s over a ten-year period. A team of pediatricians, psychologists, and public health workers proposed to determine to what degree birth trauma, environment, and race (specifically, the different modes of child-rearing practiced by the various racial subcultures on the island) influence the maturing child. This team followed the course and outcome of several thousand pregnancies. The findings of this study are detailed in this book.

Keywords: Cognitive development, Early childhood development, Hawaii, Longitudinal studies, Physical development, Social development, Young children

Chipman SS, Lilienfeld AM, Greenberg BG, Donnelly JF. 1966. Research methodology and needs in perinatal studies: Proceedings of the Conference on Research Methodology, and Needs in Perinatal Studies, held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 309 pp.

Sauber M, Rubenstein E. 1965. Experiences of the unwed mother as a parent: A longitudinal study of unmarried mothers who keep their first-born. New York, NY: Community Council of Greater New York, 182 pp.

U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. 1962-1997. Public Health Conference on Records and Statistics. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, irregular.

Annotation: This resource provides proceedings of the Public Health Conference on Records and Statistics from 1962 (9th) through 1995 (25th) and related documents.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs

Keywords: Access to health care, Data, Health care costs, Health programs, Longitudinal studies, Public health, Statistics, Surveys

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