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dc.date.accessioned2013-09-12T10:13:04Z
dc.date.available2013-09-12T10:13:04Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.date.submitted2013-04-24en_US
dc.identifier.citationLendvay, Vincent. Early infectious diseases and the relation to emotional symptoms in child group day-care attendance. Hovedoppgave, University of Oslo, 2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/37018
dc.description.abstractBackground: Children attending group day-care have an increased risk for infectious diseases. Entry between the age of two and three years could be a “window of vulnerability” where children can strengthen their immune system due to early exposure, but to date there is little or no research on the potential psychological implications of long-term exposure to infectious diseases in group day-care. Objectives: To determine if there is a decline in severity and frequency over time of common infectious diseases in group day-care and whether infectious diseases can be associated with emotional adjustment. By this, it is possible that young children with infectious diseases could show more irritability as they have more difficulties explaining pain. Method: A 4-year population-based cohort study based on data from “The Matter of the First Friendship”. Participants (N = 596) were recruited from group day-care in a rural area in Norway. Parents answered questions each year about their child, family and day-care that included the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). Results: Linear regressions showed that overall frequency and severity of infectious diseases in group day-care decline over a 4-year period. Correlation analysis did not find infectious diseases in group day-care to be associated with emotional difficulties in the fourth year. Conclusion: This study supports the suggestion that early exposure to infectious diseases strengthens the immune system and does not have a negative effect on emotional adjustment.eng
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titleEarly infectious diseases and the relation to emotional symptoms in child group day-care attendance : A 4-year population-based cohort studyen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2013-09-12en_US
dc.creator.authorLendvay, Vincenten_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::260en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Lendvay, Vincent&rft.title=Early infectious diseases and the relation to emotional symptoms in child group day-care attendance&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2013&rft.degree=Hovedoppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-37843
dc.type.documentHovedoppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo178865en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorMona Bekkhusen_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/37018/2/Lendvay.pdf


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