Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

The health consequences of child mental health problems and parenting styles: Unintentional injuries among European schoolchildren

Abstract : Objective: Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for schoolchildren. We assessed the association between externalizing psychopathology, parenting style, and unintentional injury in European children in the community. Methods: Data were drawn from the School Children Mental Health in Europe project and included 4517 schoolchildren across seven diverse European regions. Past-year injuries serious enough to seek medical attention were reported by mothers. Child mental health problems were assessed using validated measures and reported by the mothers, teachers, and children. Parenting styles were based on The Parenting Scale and the Parent Behaviors and Attitudes Questionnaire. Results: Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity symptoms and oppositional defiant symptoms had a higher risk of injury compared to other children whether based on parent report (OR=1.47, 95% C.I. 1.2-1.9), teacher report (OR=1.36, 95% C.I. 1.1-1.7), or parent and teacher report combined (OR=1.53, 95% C.I. 1.1-2.1). Children who self-reported oppositional symptoms also had higher risk of injury (OR=1.6, 95% C.I. 1.1-2.4). Low-caring behavior of parents increased the risk of injury (OR=1.4, 95% C.I. 1.1-1.9). Conclusion: Unintentional injury is a potential adverse health consequence of child externalizing problems. Interventions to improve parent-child relationships and prevention as well as focused treatment for externalizing problems may reduce the burden of injury.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

https://hal.ehesp.fr/hal-03118796
Contributor : Scd Ehesp Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Friday, January 22, 2021 - 3:34:17 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:46:23 PM

Links full text

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Katherine Keyes, Ezra Susser, Daniel Pilowsky, Ava Hamilton, Adina Bitfoi, et al.. The health consequences of child mental health problems and parenting styles: Unintentional injuries among European schoolchildren. Preventive Medicine, Elsevier, 2014, 67, pp.182-188. ⟨10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.07.030⟩. ⟨hal-03118796⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

30