Ann M Buysse

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INTRODUCTION This study investigated the psychological adjustment of siblings of children with high-functioning autism (HFA) in comparison with siblings of normally developing children in the domain of behavioural problems, social competence and self-concept. METHOD Twenty-nine siblings of children with HFA and 29 siblings of children without a disorder(More)
A prospective follow-up study of 877 children born after ICSI was carried out. The aim of this study was to compile data on karyotypes, congenital malformations, growth parameters and developmental milestones so as to evaluate the safety of this new technique. The follow-up study included agreement to genetic counselling and prenatal diagnosis and was based(More)
The aim of this prospective follow-up study of children born after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) was to compile data on karyotypes, congenital malformations, growth parameters and developmental milestones in order to evaluate the safety of this new technique. The study design included karyotyping of the parents and their agreement to genetic(More)
Thirty hyperactive and 30 non-hyperactive children were confronted with a delay, consisting of a waiting situation of 15 minutes, either with or without extra stimulation provided by the presentation of a videotape. The behaviour of the child during the waiting period was videotaped and later coded by two naive observers. In line with theories that(More)
Research using advanced but static mind-reading tests with high-functioning adults with a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) provided evidence for subtle social cognitive deficits. In the present study, adults with PDD were unimpaired on such tasks, relative to individually matched normal controls. Significant differences between the two groups were,(More)
We investigated the role of the child's pain catastrophizing in explaining (1) children's self-reported tendency to verbally share their pain experience with others and (2) different dimensions of pain expression, as described by the mother and the father, including non-verbal and verbal communicative pain behaviour and protective pain behaviour.(More)
The safety of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as a novel procedure of assisted fertilization may be assessed by the health of the children born. In a prospective follow-up study of children born after assisted procreation, 130 children born consecutively after ICSI were compared with 130 control children born after in-vitro fertilization (IVF). In(More)
In order to evaluate the safety of the intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedure, a prospective follow-up study of 423 children born after ICSI was carried out. The aim of this study was to compile data on karyotypes, congenital malformations, growth parameters and developmental milestones. Before starting the infertility treatment, couples were(More)
Catastrophic thinking about pain has been identified as an important determinant of adjustment to pain, in both adults and children. No study has investigated the prospective and unique role of catastrophizing in explaining later pain and disability in children. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prospective roles of catastrophic thinking(More)
The researchers conducted a survey by personal interview of elderly people (75 +years) receiving home nursing (N= 117) in Belgium to investigate the extent of their awareness and perceptions of the existing supply of assistive devices for mobility and selfcare (ADs). A new scale has been developed to measure the possession and the awareness of ADs, the(More)