Shahaduz Zaman

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OBJECTIVES A prospective study of children examined both before and after a flood disaster in Bangladesh is used to test the hypothesis that stressful events play a causal role in the development of behavioral disorders in children. METHODS Six months before the disaster, structured measures of selected behavioral problems were made during an(More)
An international study to validate the Ten Questions screen for serious childhood disability was undertaken in communities in Bangladesh, Jamaica, and Pakistan, where community workers screened more than 22,000 children ages 2-9 years. All children who screened positive, as well as random samples of those who screened negative, were referred for clinical(More)
A survey of 2576 children aged two to nine years was carried out in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as part of a collaborative study to test the validity of a questionnaire (the Ten Questions) for screening severe childhood disabilities in community settings. Approximately 7% of the children were positive on the screen and this rate was slightly higher in boys than(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the stress experienced by mothers of young children with cerebral palsy in Bangladesh and to determine predictive factors. METHODS We recruited 91 mothers of children with cerebral palsy ages 1.5 to 5 years as they sought services at an urban and a rural center for their children. Mothers were interviewed with the Self-Report(More)
This paper examines the reliability and validity of several hypothesized indicators of socioeconomic status for use in epidemiologic research, particularly in studies of child health in the less developed world. Population-based surveys of child health and disability were completed in Bangladesh and Pakistan using standard questionnaires designed to measure(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of an outreach program for young children with cerebral palsy with center-based and "minimal intervention" control groups. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial conducted in a group of 85 children between the ages of 1.5 and 5 years. Urban children were allocated to a daily center-based mother-child group or to monthly(More)
This study evaluated the contribution of prenatal, perinatal, neonatal, and postnatal factors to the prevalence of cognitive disabilities among children aged 2-9 years in Bangladesh. A two-phase survey was implemented in 1987-1988 in which 10,299 children were screened for disability. In multivariate analyses, significant independent predictors of serious(More)
This paper uses five strategies to evaluate the reliability and other measurement qualities of the Ten Questions screen for childhood disability. The screen was administered for 22,125 children, aged 2-9 years, in Bangladesh, Jamaica and Pakistan. The test-retest approach involving small sub-samples was useful for assessing reliability of overall screening(More)
Results of a population-based study of the prevalence of mental retardation among 2- to 9-year-old children in Bangladesh were reported. More than 10,000 children were screened for mental retardation and other disabilities. All children with positive screening results plus a random sample with negative results were referred for clinical evaluations. The(More)
Although numerous estimates of the prevalence of seizure disorders in populations in the less developed world have now been published, these estimates are difficult to interpret due to lack of comparability of study methods and criteria for case definition. The results reported in this paper are from a large, collaborative study of disabilities in 2- to(More)