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The relationship between weight status and emotional and behavioral problems in Spanish preschool children
Pérez Bonaventura, Iris (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat d'Epidemiologia i de Diagnòstic en Psicopatologia del Desenvolupament)
Granero, Roser (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicobiologia i Metodologia de les Ciències de la Salut)
Ezpeleta, L. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat d'Epidemiologia i de Diagnòstic en Psicopatologia del Desenvolupament)

Data: 2015
Resum: Objective: To examine cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between behavioral problems and weight status, considering body mass index (BMI) z-scores and overweight status, in a community sample of preschoolers. Methods: The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and the Diagnostic Interview for Children and Adolescents were administered to 611 parents. Adjusted general linear models and binary logistic regressions were used. Results Children who were overweight and had a higher BMI were at increased risk of peer problems and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Prospective analyses showed that a higher BMI at the age of 3 years was predictive of peer problems at ages 4 and 5 years and hyperactivity and ADHD symptoms at the age of 4 years. Conclusion: This is the first study using a diagnostic-based instrument that shows a relationship between weight status and ADHD symptoms in preschoolers. Overweight children might benefit from screening for behavioral disorders and peer relationship problems.
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció PSI2009-07542, PSI2012-32695
Drets: Tots els drets reservats.
Llengua: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Matèria: Behavioral problems ; BMI ; Children ; Overweight ; Peer problems ; Preschool
Publicat a: Journal of pediatric psychology, Vol. 40, núm. 4 (2015) , p. 455-463, ISSN 0146-8693

DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsu107

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