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ERIC Number: ED257302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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Epidemiological Studies of Behavior Disorders in Children: An International Survey.
Juul, Kristen D.
The investigation consisted of a review and summary of 25 epidemiological studies of behavior disorders from 16 foreign countries. The countries were Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, France, West Germany, Bulgaria, Uganda, and Sudan. The findings show that prevalence rates for children in other countries tend to be much higher than in the United States and are more in harmony with the incidence figures for adult populations both in the United States and in other countries. Differences may be attributable to the fact that in the United States prevalence is generally determined by teacher estimates, whereas in other countries the assessments are much more often made by psychiatrists. Further, foreign studies tended to use a broader range of information than their American counterparts. The evidence gained from international research supports the contention that the occurrence of moderate to severe behavior disorders is about twice as high as the ten percent figure usually quoted in American professional literature and very much higher than the less than one percent receiving any attention through special education or mental health services. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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