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Title: Use of family care indicators and their relationship with child development in Bangladesh
Authors: Hamadani, Jena D.
Tofail, Fahmida
Hilaly, Afroza
Huda, Syed N.
Engle, Patrice
Grantham-McGregor, Sally M.
Keywords: Child Development
Play and Playthings
Reproducibility of Results
Language Development
Longitudinal Studies
Parent-Child Relations
Social Environment
Socioeconomic Factors
Analysis of Variance
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Citation: J Health Popul Nutr 2010 Feb;28(1):23-33
Abstract: Poor stimulation in the home is one of the main factors affecting the development of children living in poverty. The family care indicators (FCIs) were developed to measure home stimulation in large populations and were derived from the Home Observations for Measurement of the Environment (HOME). The FCIs were piloted with 801 rural Bangladeshi mothers of children aged 18 months. Five subscales were created: 'play activities' (PA), 'varieties of play materials' (VP), 'sources of play materials', 'household books', and 'magazines and newspapers' (MN). All subscales had acceptable short-term reliability. Mental and motor development of the children was assessed on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development and their language expression and comprehension by mothers' report. After controlling for socioeconomic variables, VP and PA independently predicted four and three of the developmental outcomes respectively, and MN predicted both the Bayley scores. The FCI is promising as a survey-based indicator of the quality of children's home environmen
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3032
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