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Arnal R.B.,Jaume I University | Sanchez E.L.,Direccion General de Investigacion | Sanchez P.S.,Jaume I University | Llario M.D.G.,University of Valencia
Revista Espanola de Salud Publica

Background: Childhood and adolescence mental health needs a propermonitoring. The aimis to estimate behavioral disorders prevalence in paediatric primary care in the Region of Valencia (Spain) and to describe its distribution according to sex, age and impact areas. Methods: Cross-sectional research. Region of Valencia's Health Surveillance Network observed along 2009 the behavioral disorders in patients primary health care between 3 and 14 years old. Prevalence and confidence intervals at 95% were calculated. Chi-square test (p<0, 05) was calculated to explore the differences in behavioral disorders according to sex, age and impact areas. Results: Total cases notified were 626. Out of participants 70% were boys. The estimate overall prevalence for the population between 3-14 years old was 351 per 10.000 (IC95%: 330-372), 491(IC95%:456-525) in boys and 202 (IC95%:179-226) in girls. Hyperactivity was the highest prevalence (85 per 10.000, CI: 74-95). The 7-10 age grup years old had the highest prevalence (428 per 10.000, IC95%:367-489). The impact in the family was 69, 4% in boys and 65, 9% in girls (p<0, 5). Conclusions: The Behavioral Disorders prevalence found in paediatrics patients in primary care was important, showed different epidemiologic profile as function of age and sex, and proved the family was the principal impact area. Source

Perez Blanco V.,Direccion General de Investigacion | Hirsch F.,Direccion General de Investigacion | Gonzalez Pantaleon P.,Direccion General de Investigacion | Kritikos M.,Direccion General de Investigacion | Karatzas I.,Direccion General de Investigacion
Revista de Calidad Asistencial

The Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (EC) is one of the most important instruments for public funding of research and technological development. Besides the scientific assessment of each proposal, the ethical issues raised in them are evaluated in accordance with the current European legislation and the ethical principles laid down in the international declarations supported by Member States. Such ethical review is organized by the "Governance and Ethics" Unit (Directorate-General for Research), although it is done by professionals from different sectors and backgrounds who register themselves voluntary in a database. © 2009 SECA. Source

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