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  • 1.   A study of central fatness using waist-to-height ratios in UK children and adolescents over two decades supports the simple message - 'keep your waist circumference to less than half your height.'

    The aim of this study was to examine the influence of age and gender on the waist:height ratio in children and to compare changes over time in WHTR, a measure of central fatness in British children

    International Journal of Obesity, Vol: 30 Page: 988-992 2006
    H. D. McCarthy; M. Ashwell

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  • 2.   An Evaluation of a Family-centred Support Service for Children with a Significant Learning Disability

    This study aimed to evaluate a newly developed Families Project in one Health and Social Service Trust area in Northern Ireland to identify the impact of caring for a child with a learning disability on parents and ways it could become more effective

    Child Care in Practice, Vol: 12 Page: 377-390 2006
    Maria Truesdale-Kennedy; Roy McConkey; Pauline Ferguson; Paul Roberts

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  • 3.   An evaluation of the Child and Parent Support Service within the Magherafelt and Cookstown area

    This article explores the interface between adult mental health issues and child development.

    Child Care in Practice, Vol: 13 Page: 125-135 2007
    Huw Griffiths; Vikki Boland; David Gilliland; Bronagh McKernan; Liz Shields

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  • 4.   Are we listening to children? An examination of the child's voice in social work reports to the court following parental separation disputes

    The aim of this study was to investigate how children's interests and their rights are safeguarded through the representation of social workers in reports prepared for Court following parental separation disputes

    Child Care in Practice, Vol: 14 Page: 275-292 2008
    Kerrylee Weatherall; Joe Duffy

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  • 5.   Asymmetric deterioration of spatial awareness with diminishing levels of alertness in normal children and children with ADHD

    The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between sustained attention and left spatial awareness in childhood

    Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol: 46 Page: 1230-1248 2005
    V. B. Dobler; S. Anker; J. Gilmore; I. H. Robertson; J. Atkinson; T. Manly

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  • 6.   Bullying victimization among 13 to 15 year old school children: Results from two comparative studies in 66 countries and regions

    The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of bullying victimization among 13 to 15 year old school children: Results from two comparative studies in 66 countries and regions

    International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, Vol: 20 Page: 209-221 2008
    Pernille Due; Bjorn Evald Holstein

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  • 7.   Callous-unemotional traits and autistic psychopathy: Comment on Viding, Frick, and Plomin (2007)

    This article discusses an article on callous-unemotional traits and autistic psychopathy

    British Journal of Psychiatry, Vol: 191 Page: 265-265 2007
    M. F. Fitzgerald

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  • 8.   Change and continuity after parental separation: Children's experiences of family transitions in Ireland

    This study presents findings from a qualitative, interview-based study of children aged 8-12, conducted in the Irish Republic, which focused on children's experiences of change in family life following parental separation

    Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, Vol: 10 Page: 163-180 2003
    Diane M. Hogan; Ann Marie Halpenny; Sheila Greene

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  • 9.   Child psychology: Taking account of children at last?

    This article discusses the need to examine children in their whole personhood when addressing the area of developmental psychology,

    Irish Journal of Psychology, Vol: 27 Page: 8-15 2006
    Sheila Greene

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  • 10.   Child wellbeing and income inequality in rich societies: Ecological cross sectional study

    The aim of this study was to examine associations between child wellbeing and material living standards, the scale of differentiation in social status (income inequality), and social exclusion (children in relative poverty) in rich developed societies

    BMJ: British Medical Journal, Vol: 335 Page: 1080-1080 2007
    Kate E. Pickett; Richard G. Wilkinson

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  • 11.   Children and Socio-Cultural Divisions in Northern Ireland

    This article focuses development in young children and those in middle childhood

    Journal of Social Issues, Vol: 60 Page: 507-522 2004
    Karen Trew

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  • 12.   Children's perspectives of therapeutic recreation: Data from the 'Barretstown studies'

    This study examines children's perspectives of therapeutic recreation using data from the Barretstown studies

    Journal of Health Psychology, Vol: 7 Page: 599-614 2002
    Gemma Kiernan; Malcolm MacLachlan

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  • 13.   Childrens', parents', and teachers' perceptions of child wellbeing

    The aim of this study was to present an exploration of parents', teachers' and childrens' perspectives on children's understanding of wellbeing

    Health Education, Vol: 107 Page: 511-523 2007
    Jane Sixsmith; Saoirse Nic Gabhainn; Collette Fleming; Sioban O'Higgins

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  • 14.   Continuing commentary: The relationship between object manipulation and language development in Broca's area: A connectionist simulation of Greenfield's hypothesis

    This article discusses the relationship between object manipulation and language development in Broca's area

    Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol: 25 Page: 145-155 2002
    Ronan G. Reilly

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  • 15.   Current Literature

    Commentary: Food Allergic reactions in children in United Kingdom and Ireland

    Child: Care, Health and Development, Vol: 31 Page: 741-745 2005
    Richard Reading

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  • 16.   Developing everyone's learning and thinking abilities: A parenting programme the Southern area experience--10 years on!

    This article discusses the effects that mothers might have on their children's development by stimulating them through talking, listening and sharing books following the mother's attendance at a parenting programme.

    Child Care in Practice, Vol: 12 Page: 141-155 2006
    Liz Jones

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  • 17.   'Doing boy/girl' and global/local elements in 10-12 year olds' drawings and written texts

    This study explores the relevance of global/local to understanding ways of 'doing boy/girl' (Butler, 1999; Connell, 2005; Haywood and Mac an Ghiall, 2003) and the contribution that visual sociology can make to this

    Qualitative Research, Vol: 7 Page: 229-247 2007
    Pat O'Connor

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  • 18.   Early childhood education and cognitive development at age 7 years

    The aim of this study was to examine the impact of early educational experience on later cognitive developmental outcomes for 396 Irish 4 yr olds

    Irish Journal of Psychology, Vol: 21 Page: 181-193 2000
    Noirin Hayes

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  • 19.   Energy efficiency in gait, activity, participation, and health status in children with cerebral palsy

    The aim of this study was to examine if a relationship exists between the energy efficiency of gait, and measures of activity limitation, participation restriction, and health status in a representative sample of children with cerebral palsy

    Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Vol: 50 Page: 204-210 2008
    Claire Kerr; Jackie Parkes; Mike Stevenson; Aidan P. Cosgrove; Brona C. McDowell

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  • 20.   Ethical research practices across disciplinary boundaries: The process of research involving children with a visual impairment

    This article discusses the distinction between ethical and methodological approaches to research involving children and vulnerable groups

    Child Care in Practice, Vol: 14 Page: 217-228 2008
    Colette Gray; Sheelagh Carville

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  • 21.   Exemplar training and a derived transformation of function in accordance with symmetry

    This study aimed to determine whether exemplar training would readily facilitate the transformation of function in accordance with symmetry

    Psychological Record, Vol: 51 Page: 287-308 2001
    Yvonne Barnes-Holmes; Dermot Barnes-Holmes; Bryan Roche; Paul M. Smeets

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  • 22.   Exploring the etiology of perfectionism and perceptions of self-worth in young athletes

    The aim of this study was to describe the main and interactive effects of perceived parental expectations and perceived parental criticism on young talented athletes' perfectionistic tendencies and self-esteem

    Social Development, Vol: 17 Page: 980-997 2008
    Siobhain McArdle; Joan L. Duda

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  • 23.   Focus groups versus individual interviews with children: A comparison of data

    This study reports on the use of focus groups and interviews to collect qualitative data from 116 children in three age groups, with mean ages of 8.4,11.5 and 14.3 years

    Irish Journal of Psychology, Vol: 27 Page: 58-68 2006
    Caroline Heary; Eilis Hennessy

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  • 24.   Growing up Irish: Changing children in a changing society

    This article discusses norms and change in the environment of children growing up in Ireland

    Irish Journal of Psychology, Vol: 21 Page: 122-137 2000
    Sheila Greene; Geraldine Moane

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  • 25.   Involving Fathers in Psychological Services for Children

    This article is a commentary of the special series on involving fathers in psychological services for children

    Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, Vol: 13 Page: 94-97 2006
    Alan Carr

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  • 26.   Living and coping with ongoing violence: A cross-national analysis of children's drawings using structured rating indices

    The aim of the study was to examine the drawings of children aged 8-12 yrs as a method of understanding the effects of living and coping with ongoing civic unrest

    Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, Vol: 8 Page: 31-55 2001
    Stephanie Linda Rudenberg; Patricia Jansen; Peter Fridjhon

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  • 27.   'Maps and Charts in Planning Family Support': The Development of Children's Services Planning in Northern Ireland

    This article considers how 'cross-cutting' Children's Services Planning has developed and explores the emerging shift from historically based planning to planning based on needs assessment, of children in need

    Child Care in Practice, Vol: 9 Page: 199-212 2003
    Eamon McTernan

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  • 28.   Measuring children's emotional and behavioural problems: Comparing the Child Behaviour Checklist and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

    The aim of the study was to examine findings from the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire that measures prosocial as well as problematic behaviours and compares it to the traditional Child Behaviour Checklist

    Irish Journal of Psychology, Vol: 23 Page: 18-26 2002
    Brian Waldron; John Sharry; Carol Fitzpatrick; Joanne Behan; Alan Carr

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  • 29.   Measuring functional outcomes after prematurity: Developmental impact of very low birth weight and extremely low birth weight status on childhood disability

    This article discusses functional outcomes in essential activities in preschool, school-age, and adolescent children who were born very premature

    Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, Vol: 8 Page: 258-272 2002
    Michael E. Msall; Michelle R. Tremont

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  • 30.   Neuropsychological outcome at adolescence of very preterm birth and its relation to brain structure

    The aim of this study was to examine the neuropsychological consequences of damage to the very preterm brain

    Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Vol: 43 Page: 226-233 2001
    T. M. Rushe; L. Rifkin; A. L. Stewart; J. P. Townsend; S. C. Roth; J. S. Wyatt; R. M. Murray

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  • 31.   Perspective-Taking as Relational Responding: A Developmental Profile

    The aim of this study was to describe the development of perspective-taking in terms of relational frame theories

    Psychological Record, Vol: 54 Page: 115-144 2004
    Louise McHugh; Yvonne Barnes-Holmes; Dermot Barnes-Holmes

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  • 32.   Preschool experience in 10 countries: Cognitive and language performance at age 7

    The aim of this study was to measure cognitive and language performance at age 7 in preschool children across 10 countries

    Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Vol: 21 Page: 313-331 2006
    Jeanne E. Montie; Zongping Xiang; Lawrence J. Schweinhart

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  • 33.   Psychiatric problems of children exposed to opiates in utero -- a descriptive study

    The aim of this study was to describe the psychosocial and clinical characteristics of children referred to a community-based child and adolescent mental health service, whose mothers reported that they took opiates during the pregnancy

    Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, Vol: 22 Page: 121-123 2005
    Ciaran Clarke; Carol Fitzpatrick

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  • 34.   Psychology and grammar: The construction of autobiographical self

    This is an interdisciplinary discussion bringing grammar to bear on questions of self and identity in children in the linguistic constructionist tradition of theorists

    Theory & Psychology, Vol: 11 Page: 147-170 2001
    Jean Quigley

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  • 35.   Psychosocial study of a surviving conjoined twin

    This case report discusses the psychosocial functioning of an 8-yr-old surviving conjoined twin

    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol: 5 Page: 513-519 2000
    Carol Fitzpatrick

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  • 36.   Responding to communities in trauma in Northern Ireland: Supporting the positive experience of childhood by partnership working

    This article discusses the work of the NOVA organisation, they highlight the benefits of close, interagency collaboration, with an emphasis upon therapeutic support and community capacity building

    Support for Learning, Vol: 21 Page: 70-76 2006
    Martin Murphy; David Stewart

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  • 37.   Review of From Child to Adult: A Longitudinal Study of Irish Children and their Families

    Book Review: From Child to Adult: A Longitudinal Study of Irish Children and their Families

    Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Vol: 11 Page: 123-123 2006
    Heather Joshi

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  • 38.   Review of War, conflict, play

    Book Review: War, conflict, play by T. Hyder (2005). Working with war-affected refugee and asylum seeker children poses special challenges to early education practitioners as a result of the cultural differences, upheaval and trauma that children and

    International Journal of Early Years Education, Vol: 13 Page: 305-307 2005
    Angela Veale

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  • 39.   Schizophrenia: The impact of parental illness on children

    The aim of this study was to investigate the daily life and experiences of children to examine the impact parental schizophrenia makes on a child's life.

    British Journal of Social Work, Vol: 37 Page: 1319-1334 2007
    Victoria Somers

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  • 40.   The child's autobiographical self: A developmental linguistic investigation

    This article discusses a grammatical developmental analysis of the autobiographical narratives of 5-, 8-, and 12-yr olds (3 groups of 12 each)

    Irish Journal of Psychology, Vol: 21 Page: 171-180 2000
    Jean Quigley

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  • 41.   The developmental implications for children of life in public care: Irish and international perspectives

    This article discusses the Irish care system for children in state care (residential and foster) and considers implications for children's development

    Irish Journal of Psychology, Vol: 21 Page: 138-153 2000
    Robbie Gilligan

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  • 42.   The Effects of Maltreatment on Children's Health and Well-Being

    This article provides an overview of all the different types of child maltreatment in terms of characteristics of victims, the range of consequences, mediating factors and types of interventions that may be offered

    Child Care in Practice, Vol: 9 Page: 236-250 2003
    Helga Sneddon

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  • 43.   The Northern Ireland Early Onset Psychosis Study: Phenomenology and co-morbidity in the first 25 cases

    This study examined psychotic disorders in children and adolescents using the Kiddie-Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia using the Northern Ireland Early Onset Psychosis Study data

    Child Care in Practice, Vol: 14 Page: 207-216 2008
    Karen Fulton; Mary Short; Diane Harvey-Smith; Teresa M. Rushe; Ciaran Mulholland

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  • 44.   The Pyramid Club primary school-based intervention: Evaluating the impact on children's social-emotional health

    This study aimed to evaluate the impact of Pyramid Club intervention among children with poor social-emotional health to an intervention or non-problem comparison group

    Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Vol: 13 Page: 115-121 2008
    Maddie Ohl; Kathryn Mitchell; Tony Cassidy; Pauline Fox

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  • 45.   The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: A useful screening tool to identify mental health strengths and needs in looked after children and inform care plans at looked after children reviews?: A focus group study of the views of social workers and their managers

    The aim of this study was understand the views of social workers and their managers of using a "systematic assessment of the psychological and emotional needs of children on the edge"

    Child Care in Practice, Vol: 14 Page: 193-206 2008
    Stewart Whyte; Anne Campbell

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  • 46.   Understanding and negotiating identity: Children from cross-community families in public care in northern Ireland

    The aim of this study was to examine the gap in knowledge of children in the public care system from cross-community families who have one parent from a Catholic background and one from a Protestant background

    Child & Family Social Work, Vol: 10 Page: 331-342 2005
    Berni Kelly; Ruth Sinclair

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  • 47.   Update on bullying at school: Science forgotten?

    This article discusses past findings on school bullying

    Developmental Review, Vol: 27 Page: 90-126 2007
    Kathleen Stassen Berger

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  • 48.   Young families under stress: Assessing maternal and child well-being using a mixed-methods approach

    This study focuses upon the assessment of well-being of mothers and their children in162 young families experiencing stress in south-east England and Northern Ireland

    Child & Family Social Work, Vol: 11 Page: 43-54 2006
    Colette McAuley; Nyree McCurry; Martin Knapp; Jennifer Beecham; Michelle Sleed

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  • 49.   YouthinMind

    This article discusses a website designed for children with mental health difficulties, their parents, teacher and professionals who work with them

    Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Vol: 12 Page: 50-51 2007
    Beth Whelan

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