Robert Schlack

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BACKGROUND From May 2003 to May 2006, the Robert Koch Institute conducted the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS). Aim of this first nationwide interview and examination survey was to collect comprehensive data on the health status of children and adolescents aged 0 to 17 years. METHODS/DESIGN Participants(More)
Attention deficit-/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic disorder with a substantial lifelong impact on personal and social functioning, academic performance, and the health system in general. Extended knowledge regarding its epidemiology will help to optimise the distribution of health resources and support affected children and adolescents. To report(More)
Psychische Probleme im Kindes- und Jugendalter stellen gesundheitliche Beeinträchtigungen mit zum Teil schwerwiegenden Konsequenzen für das individuelle Wohlbefinden sowie die alltägliche und soziale Funktionsfähigkeit dar. Häufig sind diese Probleme auch mit starken Belastungen für das soziale Umfeld verbunden. Im Rahmen des Kinder- und(More)
Reliable information on the prevalence of mental health problems in children and adolescents in the general population in Germany is scarce. With the German health and examination survey for children and adolescents (KiGGS) data is available for the first time on psychopathological problems for the complete age range from 3 to 17 years. To estimate(More)
Körperliche Aktivität im Kindes- und Jugendalter trägt entscheidend zur positiven Entwicklung der Gesundheit bei, während körperliche Inaktivität, insbesondere Bildschirmmediennutzung, mit der Entstehung von Übergewicht assoziiert ist. Die Förderung der körperlichen Aktivität im Kindes- und Jugendalter ist aufgrund dessen ein wesentlicher Bestandteil von(More)
The use of electronic media is playing an ever greater role in adolescents' recreational behaviour. From the point of view of the health sciences, one question which arises is the extent to which intensive media use is detrimental to physical activity and adolescents' health development. The data from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for(More)
Im Kinder- und Jugendgesundheitssurvey (KiGGS) wurden von 2003–2006 an einer bevölkerungsbezogenen Stichprobe von 17.641 0- bis 17-Jährigen Daten zu akuten/ansteckenden und chronischen Erkrankungen erhoben. Die Jahresprävalenzen einzelner akuter Erkrankungen sind sehr unterschiedlich. Am häufigsten sind Kinder und Jugendliche durch akute (infektiöse)(More)
The cardinal symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Etiologically, ADHD is mainly put down to genetic causes; it entails a considerable range of psychosocial problems for those affected and their social environment. The parents of a total of 7,569 boys (B) and 7,267 girls (G) aged 3-17 who(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify the "real-life" prevalence of psychotropic medications in children and adolescents in Germany and related behavioral and emotional problems. Data from the nationwide representative National German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) were analyzed. METHOD A total of(More)
Mental health problems in children and adolescents constitute health impairments with major implications regarding individual wellbeing as well as daily and social functioning. In addition, these problems often burden the social partners of the individual. Within the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS), the(More)