2019
DOI: 10.1590/2237-6089-2017-0119
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Abstract: Introduction Mental health assessment in childhood needs to be carried out within a broader context that includes different factors. Objective To assess the prevalence of emotional and behavioral problems in schoolchildren and associated factors. Method A cross-sectional study was conducted with a school-based sample at 20 schools selected by systematic random sampling. Participants consisted of children aged 7-8 year old and their parents or primary caregivers. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnair… Show more

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“…There are other factors that may account for poor behavioral health status in children, such as grade and gender. There were more emotional symptoms and less peer problems among girls than boys, which is consistent with previous researches ( Bach et al, 2019 ; De Vries et al, 2018 ). Behavioral problems may also vary with age, and more longitudinal design studies are needed to confirm the findings.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 92%
“…There are other factors that may account for poor behavioral health status in children, such as grade and gender. There were more emotional symptoms and less peer problems among girls than boys, which is consistent with previous researches ( Bach et al, 2019 ; De Vries et al, 2018 ). Behavioral problems may also vary with age, and more longitudinal design studies are needed to confirm the findings.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 92%
“…A study using the SDQ to screen for emotional and behavioral problems assessed 596 families among children aged 7–8 years and showed that the prevalence of emotional and behavioral problems was 30.0% for boys and 28.2% for girls. Hyperactivity/inattention was more prevalent among boys, which was consistent with this study ( 44 ). For children aged 6–18, the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) is also used to estimate emotional and behavioral problems.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 92%
“…Emotional and behavioral problems are common psychological behavior deviation in childhood [1]. Approximately 10 to 20% of children and adolescents worldwide have one or more mental health problems, accounting for a significant portion of the global burden of childhood diseases [2].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%