Dagmar Lagerberg

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BACKGROUND Previous research has elucidated the associations between children's language development and reading habits, and maternal education, communication style, gender and birth order. Research including maternal age and child temperament is more scarce. We studied the associations of all these factors with children's expressive vocabulary and reading(More)
UNLABELLED According to a study by Parfitt and Eston, physical activity was positively associated with child mental health and self-esteem. In this commentary, gender differences, causal links and implications for prevention are discussed. CONCLUSION The relationship between physical activity and mental health is not as simple as to say that activity will(More)
This paper reviews interventions targeting socially deprived families, families with low birthweight/premature children, and some other problems (child abuse, sensitivity/attachment, postnatal depression). Conclusions are mainly based on randomized controlled trials. Earlier reviews in the field have emphasized the importance of intensive, enduring home(More)
The purpose of this cross-sectional questionnaire study was to explore neighbourhood-level differences in health behaviour, maternal stress and sense of coherence, birth weight, child health and behaviour, and children's television watching habits. In total, 2006 pairs of Swedish mothers and children, aged approximately 20 months, from the general(More)
This article describes some of the results of a study of services to families and children in a suburban district, Sweden. Services included in the study were: maternal and child health care, child psychiatry, services for handicapped children, school health care, day care services, community social services and family counselling services. The baseline(More)
AIM Traditionally, the child health services have laid emphasis on first-time mothers. Some researchers have argued that the needs of multiparous mothers must be considered equally important. The aim of this paper was to analyse parity-related characteristics in pairs of mothers and 18-month-old children. METHODS The study was population-based and(More)
AIM To describe an evidence-based model for preventive child health care and present some findings from baseline measurements. METHODS The model includes: parent education; methods for interaction and language training; follow-up of low birthweight children; identification and treatment of postnatal depression, interaction difficulties, motor problems,(More)
The study comprised all 1805 children, most born in 1967, who were in grade 9 of the compulsory school in Uppsala in the spring of 1983 (cross-sectional population) and all 1723 children born in 1967 and resident in Uppsala at ages 10 and 15 years (longitudinal population). The aims were (1) to describe and analyse a normal population of 9th graders in(More)