ERIC Number: ED176864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Child Health Assessment. Part 2: The First Year of Life.
Barnard, Kathryn E., Ed.; Eyres, Sandra J., Ed.
Potential screening and assessment methods for young children were examined with the fourfold aim of (1) determining what early factors are predictive of later child development and health status; (2) including a broad range of child problems and etiological factors, especially focusing on those for which assessment methods are most needed; (3) determining how the screening/assessment variables can best be measured operationally in a feasible information-gathering process; and (4) determining the stability of high-risk characteristics over time. Chapter 1 presents background information, including a discussion of child screening and assessment in health care and an overview of the current knowledge in child health and development. Chapter 2 focuses on methods of the study, describing the aims, design, sample, tools and measurements, data collection procedures and personnel, special cohort, prospective participation and followup, and analysis. Chapters 3 through 7 present details of the instrumentation and findings for infant characteristics, the environment, parental perception, life change, and 12-month status respectively. Chapter 8 offers an overview of the findings regarding methodological issues, theoretical issues, and consistency over time. Chapter 9 describes the application of the methods tested in this study to helping families with problems and to helping a day care center, and includes a report of a field test of these methods. Approximately 50 pages of appendices are included. (JMB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Data Collection, Family Environment, Health, Identification, Infants, Measurement Instruments, Measurement Techniques, Parent Attitudes, Predictive Validity, Screening Tests
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-041-00131-0)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.