Margherita Innocenzi

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To attempt a categorization of sleep disorders in children, we developed a 27 item Likert-type rating scale (Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children: SDSC) and assessed the psychometric properties was developed. The scale was distributed to the mothers of 1304 children (1157 controls, mean age 9.8 y; 147 sleep disorder subjects, mean age 9.2y, composed of four(More)
BACKGROUND The current study examined the relationships between academic achievement, sleep, temperament and demographic-historical data in school-age children. METHODS Teachers were asked to fill out the teacher temperament questionnaire and a form for school achievement, while mothers filled out a demographic-historical form and the sleep disturbance(More)
The assessment of temperament is usually measured by means of parental questionnaires. Since temperament questionnaires in children aged 8-12 years do not exist in Italy we planned a study to develop an Italian questionnaire. Initially we tried to adapt Hegvik et al.'s questionnaire and delivered 389 questionnaires to the mothers of children aged 8-12(More)
BACKGROUND The rate with which attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed varies widely across countries, suggesting that cultural factors influence the clinical interpretation of child behaviour. This study estimated the point prevalence of severe ADHD among elementary and middle-school Italian children. METHOD An epidemiological sample(More)
The Junior Temperament and Character Inventory (JTCI) has been developed for the assessment of the personality in individuals 6 to 14 years old according to the psychobiological model of Cloninger. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of an Italian version of JTCI. The sample included 459 subjects ranging in age from 6 to(More)
OBJECTIVE A unique profile of the empirically derived Child Behavior Checklist-anxious/depressed, attention, and aggression-deficient emotional self-regulation (CBCL-AAA-DESR profile: ≥180 and ≤210) may be used to identify a sizable minority of children with ADHD with associated DESR. The main aim of this study was to replicate these findings in an Italian(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical presentation of bipolar disorders, though clearly recognized in adolescents, remains controversial in younger children and across cultures. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical presentation of bipolar disorders in Italian and American children between ages 5 and 12 years. METHODS Sixty-seven children from six(More)
The Author reports the results of some studies of the developing cognitive competences in infants. Utilizing the Hz-giris-Hunt's and the Brunet-Lezine's Scales in 18 infants during the two first months of life did not observe significant correlation between neurologic examination and development of cognitive competence. In an other study of 52 infants of(More)
OBJECTIVE Advances in dimensional assessment of children in healthy and clinical populations has renewed interest in the study of temperament. Cloninger's Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) has shown high reliability and internal consistency. Adult and adolescent versions have been translated into a number of languages and validated in cross-cultural(More)
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