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      Social environment and its impact on selected aspects of children‘s health in Prešov region

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      Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention

      Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention

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          Aim.Child Health is greatly determined by the social environment (quality of saturation needs of the child families). The aim was to analyze the influence of social environment on child morbidity, length of breastfeeding, child development, incidence of hospitalization. Design. Retrospective analysis of medical and social documentation in the years 2011-2013 in J.A.Reimana Hospital in Prešov. Methodics. Children (n-450) were classified in two categories: children at risk of social environment (RSE children, 65.6%) children without endangering social environment (without RSE children, 34.4%). At the same time we assessed children‘s morbidity, length of lactation, incidence of hospitalization of children. Results. Children RSE you found a significantly higher likelihood of gastrointestinal disorders (OR: 4.694, p = 0.000), respiratory tract (OR: 5.21, p = 0.000), skin disorders (OR: 7.154, p = 0.000), delays in Psychomotorics (OR: 3.184, p = 0.000), and neglecting the child (OR: 14.687, p = 0.000) in comparation with children without RSE. Children without RSE were breastfed longer (M – 3.64, SD – 3.32) than children RSE (M – 1.94, SD – 3.23) (p = 0.000). We found that the child admitted to the hospital after the intervention of social workers occurred in 12.4% of children without RSE and in 87.6% of children RSE (p = 0.000). Conclusion. Social environment can negatively affect the health of the child. The role of social workers is the assessment and elimination of risk factors, family environment.

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          Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          CSWHI
          Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          2222386X
          20769741
          February 17 2016
          February 17 2016
          : 7
          : 1
          : 76-86
          Article
          10.22359/cswhi_7_1_09
          © 2016

          Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences

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