Patterns of bruising in preschool children—a longitudinal study

@article{Kemp2015PatternsOB,
  title={Patterns of bruising in preschool children—a longitudinal study},
  author={Alison Mary Kemp and Frank Dunstan and Diane Nuttall and Melinda Hamilton and Peter W. Collins and Sabine Ann Maguire},
  journal={Archives of Disease in Childhood},
  year={2015},
  volume={100},
  pages={426 - 431}
}
Introduction This study aims to identify the prevalence and pattern of bruises in preschool children over time, and explore influential variables Methods Prospective longitudinal study of children (<6 years) where bruises were recorded on a body chart, weekly for up to 12 weeks. The number and location of bruises were analysed according to development. Longitudinal analysis was performed using multilevel modelling. Results 3523 bruises recorded from 2570 data collections from 328 children (mean… 
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