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dc.contributor.authorChan, KLen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, CKMen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, FKen_US
dc.contributor.authorIp, Pen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-20T03:44:51Z-
dc.date.available2019-06-20T03:44:51Z-
dc.date.issued2019-03-20-
dc.identifier.citationInternational journal of environmental research and public health, 20 Mar. 2019, v. 6, no. 6, 1024, p. 1-9en_US
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/80837-
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the health profile of children with different types of disabilities and explored the disability-specific associations with various types of health and functioning using a large nonclinical sample of children. A cross-sectional school survey was conducted during 2016 and 2017. A total of 4114 children (aged 6–18 years) receiving primary or secondary education, or their proxy, in Hong Kong participated in the study. Disabilities were categorized as (a) physical disabilities; (b) learning and developmental disabilities; (c) intellectual disabilities; (d) internalizing disorders or mental illness; and (e) autism spectrum disorder. Health-related quality of life (QoL), sleep-related QoL, activities of daily living (ADL), emotional functioning, and social functioning were assessed and compared between children with disabilities and those without. The results showed that children with disabilities showed poorer physical functioning, health-related QoL, and emotional and social functioning than their counterparts without disabilities. Disability-specific associations with health were found: (a) physical disabilities and intellectual disabilities were associated with greater difficulties in ADL; (b) language impairment and Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were negatively associated with sleep-related QoL; (c) all types of disabilities but hearing impairment were negatively associated with health-related QoL (HRQoL); and (d) language impairment, ADHD, internalizing disorder, as well as autism spectrum disorder were associated with greater abnormal behavioral difficulties. The findings warrant the development of tailor-made intervention programs and give insights to effective resource allocation for the children in need.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Applied Social Sciencesen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational journal of environmental research and public healthen_US
dc.rights© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.rightsThe following publication Chan, K. L., Lo, C. K. M., Ho, F. K., & Ip, P. (2019). Disability-specific associations with child health and functioning. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 26(6), 1024, 1-9 is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16061024en_US
dc.subjectChild physical disabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectLearning and developmental disabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectIntellectual disabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectInternalizing disordersen_US
dc.subjectAutism spectrum disorderen_US
dc.subjectHealth-related quality of lifeen_US
dc.subjectChild healthen_US
dc.titleDisability-specific associations with child health and functioningen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage1en_US
dc.identifier.epage9en_US
dc.identifier.volume16en_US
dc.identifier.issue6en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16061024en_US
dc.identifier.ros2018000611-
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601en_US
dc.identifier.artn1024en_US
dc.description.validate201906 bcrcen_US
dc.description.oapublished_finalen_US
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