Lilach Singer

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BACKGROUND The influence of premature birth of an infant in female-headed, single-parent families together or in conjunction with family environment factors, such as employment of the mother, on the mother-premature child relationship has not been considered in past studies. OBJECTIVES To explore differences in parent-child and family relationships for(More)
BACKGROUND Effects of maternal employment for preschool children vary based on specific characteristics of the mother's employment, the family's economic status, and the mother's attitudes about employment. However, there is limited research on a growing group of children at developmental risk-those born prematurely and living in a single-parent family. (More)
AIM The aim of this study was to estimate the rate and describe the characteristics of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by children with asthma in a paediatric primary care clinic in southern Israel. METHOD A cross-sectional study including 252 asthmatic children aged 2-12-years was conducted. Socio-demographic data and asthma history were(More)
CONTEXT Although there have been substantial advances in knowledge about drug prevention over the last decade, the majority of school-based drug prevention studies have been conducted in urban settings. There is little knowledge about the effectiveness of such programs when they are implemented in rural populations. PURPOSE To examine the prevention(More)
Longitudinal follow-up with assessment of developmental status at about 2 years of age is routine for high-risk newborns. The results of these assessments can be used for many purposes, including helping physicians, parents, and teachers plan educational or developmental interventions. These assessments also provide outcome measures for clinical research(More)
Randomized clinical trials of early nutritional interventions in infants are necessary to establish safety and efficacy of supplementation of infant formulas with LCPUFAS for term and preterm infants. Such trials pose significant methodologic difficulties when applied to infants because of the rapidly changing development of the infant's central nervous(More)
Severe pediatric head injury has negative consequences for children of all ages. Even mild and moderate head injury results in residual impairment for school-age children and adolescents. Data are needed on the effects of these less severe insults, especially for preschoolers. Although research on the impact of the child's head injury on the parent-child(More)