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AIM To explore factors associated with students' attitudes towards their peers with disabilities. METHOD All 7th grade students (aged 12-13y) from 12 schools in the Toulouse area were invited to participate (n=1509). Attitudes were measured using the Chedoke-McMaster Attitudes Towards Children with Handicaps (CATCH) questionnaire (affective, behavioural,(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the strength of the association between peer victimization at school and subjective health according to the disability or chronic illness (D/CI) status of students across countries. METHODS This study used data from 55 030 students aged 11, 13 and 15 years from 11 countries participating in the 2005-06 Health Behaviour in School-aged(More)
Peer victimization is a common problem among school-aged children, and those with chronic conditions are at an increased risk. A systematic review of the literature was carried out to explore the increased risk of peer victimization among children with chronic conditions compared with others, considering a variety of chronic conditions; and to assess(More)
AIM although inclusive education of disabled children is now an accepted practice, it is often challenged by negative peer attitudes. We undertook an interventional study aimed at improving students' attitudes towards their disabled peers. METHOD the participants were students from the 7th grade of twelve paired schools (1509 students from 62 classes; age(More)
PURPOSE To explore bullying victimization among French and Irish students with a disability or chronic illness (D/CI), considering individual, social, and family factors. We investigated this issue in France and Ireland because of the documented differences between these two countries on relevant contextual factors. METHODS Data from 12,048 students aged(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate prevalence of suicidal ideation and suicidal ideation with a plan in each surveyed country and to examine cross-national differences in associated risk factors. METHODS We analysed data of students aged 13-17 years who participated in the 2003-2012 Global School-based Health Surveys in 32 countries, of which 29 are low- and(More)
The principle of inclusive education has been increasingly recognised over recent decades and most countries officially support schooling of children with disabilities in mainstream settings. The SPARCLE study offers the opportunity to report on the schooling practices for children with cerebral palsy according to the nature and severity of their(More)
UNLABELLED The Chronic Conditions Short Questionnaire (CCSQ) included as an optional package in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study protocol identifies adolescents with chronic conditions, and helps to understand the psychosocial impact of such illnesses. However, reliability of the results depends on the proper definition of the group(More)
CONTEXT Early sexual initiation (before age 16) has been linked to an increased risk of teenage pregnancy and STDs. Most research on correlates of early sexual initiation is from the United States; no similar work has been conducted in France, where the sociocultural environment differs. METHODS Cross-sectional data from the 2010 Health Behaviour in(More)
Insufficient sleep is a serious problem in adolescents and school start time is thought to be a key contributor. This study provided the first comprehensive assessment of school start times across Canada and examined whether school start times were associated with sleep duration and tiredness among adolescents. We collected information on school start times(More)