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Health-related quality of life in migrant preschool children

Puder, Jardena ; Pinto, Ana Margarida ; Bonvin, Antoine ; Bodenman, Patrick ; Munsch, Simone ; Kriemler, Susi ; Marques-Vidal, Pedro

In: BMC Public Health, 2013, vol. 13, no. 384, p. 1–9

Background Minority groups have a lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL), but there is little information if this finding also applies to children. In this study, we compared HRQOL between young children with and without migrant parents. Methods Two cross-sectional studies of culturally diverse preschool populations in Switzerland: Ballabeina (40 preschools, 258 girls and 232 boys aged 4 to...

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Physical activity and sedentary behavior in preschoolers: a longitudinal assessment of trajectories and determinants

Schmutz, Einat A. ; Haile, Sarah R. ; Leeger-Aschmann, Claudia S. ; Kakebeeke, Tanja H. ; Zysset, Annina E. ; Messerli-Bürgy, Nadine ; Stülb, Kerstin ; Arhab, Amar ; Meyer, Andrea H. ; Munsch, Simone ; Puder, Jardena J. ; Jenni, Oskar G. ; Kriemler, Susi

In: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2018, vol. 15, no. 35, p. 1-12

Background : Despite physical activity (PA) being recognized as a critically important factor for good physical and mental health already early in life and throughout the life course, prospective data on activity behavior during the preschool years remains scarce. This study examined trajectories and determinants of levels and change in total PA (TPA), moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) and sedentary...

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Correlates of preschool children’s objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behavior: a cross-sectional analysis of the SPLASHY study

Schmutz, Einat A. ; Leeger-Aschmann, Claudia S. ; Radtke, Thomas ; Muff, Stefanie ; Kakebeeke, Tanja H. ; Zysset, Annina E. ; Messerli-Bürgy, Nadine ; Stülb, Kerstin ; Arhab, Amar ; Meyer, Andrea H. ; Munsch, Simone ; Puder, Jardena J. ; Jenni, Oskar G. ; Kriemler, Susi

In: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2017, vol. 14, no. 1, p. 1-13

Background: Identifying ways to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary time during childhood is a key public health issue. Research on the putative influences on preschool children’s physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) is limited and has yielded inconsistent results. Our aim was to identify correlates of PA and SB in preschool children. Methods: Cross-sectional data...

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No association between ApoE polymorphism and febrile seizures

Lavenex, Pierre ; Lavenex, Pamela Banta ; Cachat, François ; Gehri, Mario ; Juvet, Typhaine

In: Neurological Sciences, 2015, p. 1–6

Seizures associated with fever are a common pediatric problem, affecting about 2–7 % of children between 3 months and 5 years of age. Differentiation of febrile seizures from acute symptomatic seizures secondary to central nervous system infections or seizures associated with fever in children with epilepsy is essential to provide appropriate treatment and follow-up care. Here, we tested the...