Multi-informant reports of mental health in Swedish-born children of immigrants and children born to non-immigrants - the SESBiC-study.

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Source
BMC Pediatr. 2014;14:95
Publication Type
Article
Date
2014
Author
Linda deKeyser
Carl Göran Svedin
Sara Agnafors
Marie Bladh
Gunilla Sydsjö
Author Affiliation
Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Linköping University, SE-581 85 Linköping, Sweden. Gunilla.Sydsjo@lio.se.
Source
BMC Pediatr. 2014;14:95
Date
2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Child
Cross-Sectional Studies
Educational Status
Emigrants and Immigrants - psychology
Faculty
Family
Female
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Mental Disorders - ethnology
Mental Health - ethnology
Parents
Questionnaires
Self Report
Sweden - epidemiology
Abstract
The European literature on mental health of the children of immigrants is limited. Therefore this study aims to investigate gender-specific mental health reported by teachers, parents and the children themselves in 12-year old children of immigrants and non-immigrants and also to study the level of agreement between the different informants.
This cross-sectional study is a part of the longitudinal South East Sweden Birth Cohort-study (the SESBiC-study) on children's health. All children born in town in the south of Sweden 1995-1996 were invited to take part. The mothers of 1723 children (88%) consented. In this part 87 Swedish-born 12-year old children of immigrants and 687 12-year old children of non-immigrants were investigated regarding gender-specific differences in mental health as reported by teachers (Teacher-report form), parents (Child behavior checklist), and children (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire) and the agreement reached between the informants.
Parental immigrant status was not associated with mental health in any of the groups, but living arrangements and parental educational level were mainly found to have an effect on the health status of boys (TRF-Internalizing ß =?.77 95% CI =?.02-1.52; TRF-Externalizing.ß = 2.31 95% CI =?.63-3.99; TRF-Total ß = 6.22 95% CI = 2.27-10.18) The agreement between different informants was generally low, except for externalizing problems among boys (Boys of immigrant parents: Parent and teacher correlation ? =?.422 and Child teacher correlation ? =?.524, p-value
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24712754 View in PubMed
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