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14 May 2021: Clinical Research

Recognizing Early Regulation Disorders in Pediatric Care: The For Healthy Offspring Project

Noémi Scheuring 1ABCDEFG , Ildikó Danis 2ABCDEF , Eszter Papp 1BDEF , Pálma Benedek 3BDEF , Tünde Németh 4BDEF , Ágnes Gulácsi 1BCDEF , László Szabó 15ABCDEF*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.930214

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e930214

Table 3 Frequency of early behavior regulation problems and other frequent medical diagnoses*.

Diagnostic categories in the medical examinationsSubsample where medical examinations were conducted (n=619)Not referred to the screening program after medical examinations (n=436)Referred to the screening program after medical examinations (n=183)
Excessive crying, restlessness15.0%5.7%37.2%
Sleeping problems
Sleep disorders (sleep awakenings, sleep-onset problems)15.2%0.7%
Feeding and weight gain problems
Breastfeeding difficulty10.3%4.1%
Loss of appetite – normal weight gain5.0%1.8%
No weight gain or weight loss – alimentary3.2%0.9%
No weight gain or weight loss – organic6.6%8.3%2.7%
Breathing problems
Irregular breathing4.5%4.8%3.8%
Affective apnea1.9%1.6%2.7%
Breathing stops6.6%9.2%0.5%
Indeterminate symptoms of the infant10.5%12.8%4.9%
Symptoms of possible neurological conditions
Uncertain sickness, bizarre movements4.8%5.5%3.3%
Activity or concentration difficulties4.4%1.4%
Pulmonological conditions or recurrent upper airway infections
Recurrent upper airway infections24.2%25.5%21.3%
Recurrent wheezing23.9%30.7%7.7%
Subglottic laryngitis9.9%11.5%6.0%
Gastrointestinal complaints
Abdominal colic12.3%8.7%
* In n=619 cases, medical examinations were carried out, followed by a deeper screening program for regulation disorders in n=183 cases, while in n=436 cases this was not necessary.
presents the prevalences of different disease and disorder categories in each subgroup, showing higher prevalences of regulation disorders in the screening subgroup (see bold figures).

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