Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Society for Behavioral Pediatrics (U.S.), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Current impact factor: 2.13

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.129
2013 Impact Factor 2.118
2012 Impact Factor 1.75
2011 Impact Factor 2.135
2010 Impact Factor 2.205
2009 Impact Factor 2.265
2008 Impact Factor 2.487
2007 Impact Factor 2.097
2006 Impact Factor 2.17
2005 Impact Factor 1.943
2004 Impact Factor 1.69
2003 Impact Factor 1.699
2002 Impact Factor 1.608
2001 Impact Factor 1.367
2000 Impact Factor 1.041
1999 Impact Factor 1.244
1998 Impact Factor 0.885
1997 Impact Factor 0.786
1996 Impact Factor 0.96
1995 Impact Factor 0.858
1994 Impact Factor 0.759
1993 Impact Factor 0.741
1992 Impact Factor 0.922

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 2.52
Cited half-life 8.30
Immediacy index 0.61
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.88
Other titles Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics, Journal of developmental & behavioral pediatrics, JDBP
ISSN 1536-7312
OCLC 5780657
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To (1) identify and summarize procedures of Foxx and Azrin's classic toilet training protocol that continue to be used in training typically developing children and (2) adapt recent findings with the original Foxx and Azrin procedures to inform practical suggestions for the rapid toilet training of typically developing children in the primary care setting. Method: Literature searches of PsychINFO and MEDLINE databases used the search terms "(toilet* OR potty* AND train*)." Selection criteria were only peer-reviewed experimental articles that evaluated intensive toilet training with typically developing children. Exclusion criteria were (1) nonpeer reviewed research, (2) studies addressing encopresis and/or enuresis, (3) studies excluding typically developing children, and (4) studies evaluating toilet training during infancy. Results: In addition to the study of Foxx and Azrin, only 4 publications met the above criteria. Toilet training procedures from each article were reviewed to determine which toilet training methods were similar to components described by Foxx and Azrin. Common training elements include increasing the frequency of learning opportunities through fluid loading and having differential consequences for being dry versus being wet and for voiding in the toilet versus elsewhere. Conclusion: There is little research on intensive toilet training of typically developing children. Practice sits and positive reinforcement for voids in the toilet are commonplace, consistent with the Foxx and Azrin protocol, whereas positive practice as a corrective procedure for wetting accidents often is omitted. Fluid loading and differential consequences for being dry versus being wet and for voiding in the toilet also are suggested procedures, consistent with the Foxx and Azrin protocol.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 11/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000232
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Youth attempting to lose weight may engage in a variety of weight control behaviors (WCBs), some of which are viewed as healthy WCBs (HWCBs), whereas others are viewed as unhealthy WCBs (UWCBs). This study sought to examine youth perceptions of which WCBs are safe versus unsafe ways to lose weight. Furthermore, youth safety perceptions of WCBs and body mass index (BMI) z-scores were examined in relation to how often youth engage in these WCBs. Method: Participants were 219 youth (aged 10-17 years) attending a primary care clinic appointment. Participants completed questionnaires about the frequency of their own WCB use and whether they perceived each WCB as a safe way to lose weight. Results: Results revealed differences in safety perceptions across weight status groups for certain HWCBs and UWCBs. Youth perception of WCBs as safe ways to lose weight was associated with more frequent engagement in WCBs. Furthermore, an interaction between youth safety perception of HWCBs and youth BMI z-scores was related to greater engagement in HWCBs, such that the relationship between safety perception and engagement was only significant for youth who are overweight/obese. The moderation model explained 36.95% of the variance in engagement in HWCBs. The moderation model was also significant for UWCBs (r = .35). Conclusion: This study identifies youth safety perception of WCBs as a mechanism that may lead to increased youth engagement in WCBs. Health care providers should educate both youth and family members about safe versus unsafe WCBs.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 11/2015; 36(9):673-680. DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000231
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Preterm birth is associated with lower cognitive functioning. One potential pathway is postnatal parental depression. The authors assessed depressive symptoms in mothers and fathers after preterm birth, and identified the impacts of both prematurity and parental depressive symptoms on children's early cognitive function. Method: Data were from the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (n = 5350). Depressive symptoms at 9 months were assessed by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD) and children's cognitive function at 24 months by the Bayley Short Form, Research Edition. Weighted generalized estimating equation models examined the extent to which preterm birth, and mothers' and fathers' postnatal depressive symptoms impacted children's cognitive function at 24 months, and whether the association between preterm birth and 24-month cognitive function was mediated by parental depressive symptoms. Results: At 9 months, fathers of very preterm (<32 weeks gestation) and moderate/late preterm (32-37 weeks gestation) infants had higher CESD scores than fathers of term-born (≥37 weeks gestation) infants (p value = .02); preterm birth was not associated with maternal depressive symptoms. In multivariable analyses, preterm birth was associated with lower cognitive function at 24 months; this association was unaffected by adjustment for parental depressive symptoms. Fathers', but not mothers', postnatal depressive symptoms predicted lower cognitive function in the fully adjusted model (β = -0.11, 95% confidence interval, -0.18 to -0.03). Conclusion: Fathers of preterm infants have more postnatal depressive symptomology than fathers of term-born infants. Fathers' depressive symptoms also negatively impact children's early cognitive function. The national findings support early identification and treatment of fathers of preterm infants with depressive symptoms.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 11/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000233

  • Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 11/2015; 36(9):767-768. DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000219
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To compare cognitive, language, and motor skills and results of neurological examination in 2-year-old children born to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus treated with metformin with those treated with insulin. Method: The children of mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus randomized to metformin (n = 75) or insulin (n = 71) treatment during pregnancy were examined by standardized developmental and neurological measures; the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (Bayley-III) and the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination. Results: There were no significant differences between the metformin and insulin groups in the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (Bayley-III) test of cognitive scale (p = .12), receptive communication (p = .14) or expressive communication (p = .75), fine motor scale (p = .10) or gross motor scale (p = .13), or the global scores of Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (p = .14). None of the children had a clinically significant developmental problem. However, compared with age-adjusted norms, a trend for weaker language performance was observed in both study groups. Conclusion: No differences in neurodevelopmental outcome were seen in 2-year-old children born to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) treated with insulin or metformin during pregnancy. The results suggest that children born to mothers with GDM and exposed to metformin in utero do not systematically need extensive formal neurodevelopmental assessment in early childhood.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 11/2015; 36(9):752-757. DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000230
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: This study compared child weight status, social skills, body dissatisfaction, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL), as well as parent distress and family functioning in youth who are overweight or obese (OV/OB) with versus without clinical anxiety symptoms. Method: Participants included 199 children 7 to 12 years of age (mean age = 9.88 years) who were OV/OB, and their parents. Children completed social skills, body dissatisfaction, and HRQOL questionnaires. Parents completed the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and child HRQOL, parent distress, family functioning, and demographic questionnaires. Children were placed in 2 groups based on CBCL anxiety problems scale scores: the OV/OB + clinical anxiety group included children with T scores ≥65 (n = 23) and children with T scores ≤59 comprised the OV/OB group (n = 176). Results: After controlling for covariates, children in the OV/OB + clinical anxiety group reported more body dissatisfaction (F[1,198] = 5.26, p = .023, partial η = .027) and lower total HRQOL (F[1,198] = 8.12, p = .005, η = .041) and had parents who reported higher psychological distress (F[1,198] = 5.48, p = .020, η = .028) and lower child total HRQOL (F[1,198] = 28.23, p < .001, η = .128) compared with children in the OV/OB group. Group differences were not significant for child weight status, social skills, or family functioning. Conclusion: Clinically significant anxiety among children who are OV/OB is associated with increased body dissatisfaction and parent psychological distress, as well as decreased HRQOL. Findings have implications for the assessment and treatment of anxiety symptoms in pediatric obesity.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 10/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000225
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To derive latent classes (longitudinal “phenotypes”) of frequency of bedwetting from 4 to 9 years and to examine their association with developmental delay, parental history of bedwetting, length of gestation and birth weight. Method: The authors used data from 8,769 children from the UK Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children cohort. Mothers provided repeated reports on their child's frequency of bedwetting from 4 to 9 years. The authors used longitudinal latent class analysis to derive latent classes of bedwetting and examined their association with sex, developmental level at 18 months, parental history of wetting, birth weight, and gestational length. Results: The authors identified 5 latent classes: (1) “normative”—low probability of bedwetting; (2) “infrequent delayed”—delayed attainment of nighttime bladder control with bedwetting <twice a week; (3) “frequent delayed”—delayed attainment of nighttime bladder control with bedwetting ≥ twice a week; (4) “infrequent persistent”—persistent bedwetting < twice a week; and (5) “frequent persistent”—persistent bedwetting ≥ twice a week. Male gender (odds ratio = 3.20 [95% confidence interval = 2.36–4.34]), developmental delay, for example, delayed social skills (1.33 [1.11–1.58]), and maternal history of wetting (3.91 [2.60–5.88]) were associated with an increase in the odds of bedwetting at 4 to 9 years. There was little evidence that low birth weight and shorter gestation period were associated with bedwetting. Conclusion: The authors described patterns of development of nighttime bladder control and found evidence for factors that predict continuation of bedwetting at school age. Increased knowledge of risk factors for bedwetting is needed to identify children at risk of future problems attaining and maintaining continence.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 10/2015; 36(9). DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000229
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    ABSTRACT: Case: Emily is a 4 and half-year-old girl whose foster mother is concerned about her odd eating behaviors. Emily has been with her foster mother for 1 year after exposure to domestic violence. Emily's habit of eating nonfood items led to her foster mother providing "100% supervision." Emily constantly picks up, smells, and tastes nonfood items, particularly rocks and things made of metal. She "explores everything with her tongue." Emily scoops dirt and gravel from sidewalk crevices into her mouth. Although toileting, she catches and licks urine in her hand and searches for stool to put in her mouth. With redirection, Emily stopped putting feces into her mouth, but after spending time with her biological family, this behavior recurred.Emily does not like to eat foods that are hard or require chewing. She does not choke or gag on solid foods or liquids. She likes foods that are sweet. She refuses to eat vegetables and foods with certain textures. Emily pulls food apart with her hands before putting it in her mouth.Emily has global developmental delay, cerebral palsy, contractures in her legs, and strabismus. A medical workup resulted in a diagnosis of trisomy 4p and monosomy 9p. Emily works with a physical therapist and occupational therapist; she attends preschool in a special day class. She is an alert, playful, and socially engaging girl who walks with an abnormal gait, speaks in short sentences, and follows simple directions.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 10/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000228
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: There were 2 primary objectives to the current study: (1) to relate caregiver behavior trajectories across immunization appointments over the first year of life to subsequent infant attachment and (2) to relate caregiver behavior trajectories within each immunization appointment over the first year of life to subsequent infant attachment. Method: A subsample of 130 caregivers and their infants were recruited from a sample of 760 caregivers who were part of an ongoing longitudinal cohort that videotaped infants' 2-, 4-, 6-, and 12-month immunization appointments. This subsample of caregivers and their infants (n = 130) were invited to participate in an assessment of attachment when infants were between 12 and 18 months of age at the local children's hospital. Results: Caregiver proximal soothing behaviors were the only caregiver behaviors postimmunization that were related to subsequent infant attachment. Higher frequencies of caregiver proximal soothing at 12 months were related to infants' organized attachment, whereas steeper decreases in proximal soothing across the first year were associated with disorganized infant attachment. In addition, when caregivers engaged in proximal soothing for longer after their 12 month olds' immunizations, these infants were more likely to be secure or organized in their attachment. Conclusion: These results provide empirical support for the ecological validity of studying infant attachment in a pediatric pain context. The pediatric "well-baby" visit may provide a potential opportunity to feasibly integrate brief infant mental health screening and intervention.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 10/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000220
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Investigate effectiveness of an online Counselor-Assisted Problem-Solving (CAPS) intervention on family functioning after traumatic brain injury. Methods: Participants were randomized to CAPS (n = 65) or Internet resource comparison (IRC; n = 67). CAPS is a counselor-assisted web-based program. IRC was given access to online resources. Outcomes were examined at 6, 12, and 18 months after baseline. Injury severity, age, and socioeconomic status were examined as moderators. Results: A main effect of time was noted for teen-reported conflict and parent-reported problem solving. CAPS had decreased parent-reported conflict and a reduction in parental effective communication. Effects were specific to subsets of the sample. Conclusion: CAPS, a family-based problem-solving intervention designed to address problem behaviors, had modest effects on some aspects of family functioning compared with IRC. Effects were generally limited to subsets of the families and were not evident across all follow-up assessments.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 10/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000208
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    ABSTRACT: Current guidelines for developmental screening and screening for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) recommend screening of all children for ASD at ages 18 and 24 months. In a draft recommendation, the United States Preventive Services Task Force finds insufficient evidence to support this practice. Some of the assumptions behind these recommendations fail to consider other benefits of developmental surveillance and screening that ensue from periodic formal screening of all children. Primary care clinicians should err on the side of discovery and advocate for continued formal screening at designated intervals.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 09/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000227
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    ABSTRACT: Case: Amad is a wonderful 16-year-old young man from Syria who has recently relocated to the United States from his war-torn native country. In his last few years in Syria, he was primarily at home with his mother, and they sought refuge with a maternal aunt in the United States seeking asylum and treatment of Amad's disability.At 8 years of age, he had intelligence testing in the United Arab Emirates, which showed a verbal intelligence score on the Wechsler intelligence scale for children (WISC) of 68 and a performance of 64. His working memory was 67 and his processing speed was 65. On arrival in the United States, his achievement was roughly at a third-grade level in Arabic. In the year and a half that he has been in the United States, he quickly improved his English skills, which he learned as a toddler. His father remains in Syria unable to safely immigrate and his mother is raising him alone in the United States with the help of her sister.They come to you for an urgent care visit because Amad recently was accused of sexual harassment by two girls at his high school. He is in a substantially separate program but is included for lunch and technology. While in the computer laboratory, he repeatedly approached the girls and asks them to "date" him, and on 1 occasion sat behind 1 girl and repeatedly reached out to stroke her long blonde hair.His mother is distraught because she recently found out that Amad also has a Facebook page and had been attempting to contact the same two girls on social media. The girls' parents recently threatened to file criminal harassment charges and Amad's mother comes to you asking for help with making Amad stop this activity. What would you do next?
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 09/2015; 36(8). DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000218
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To determine whether early social-emotional problems are associated with child feeding practices, maternal-child feeding styles, and child obesity at age 5 years, in the context of a primary care-based brief general parenting intervention led by an integrated behavioral health specialist to offer developmental monitoring, on-site intervention, and/or referrals. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of mothers with 5-year-old children previously screened using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE) during the first 3 years of life. ASQ:SE scores were dichotomized "not at risk" versus "at risk." "At risk" subjects were further classified as participating or not participating in the intervention. Regression analyses were performed to determine relationships between social-emotional problems and feeding practices, feeding styles, and weight status at age 5 years based on participation, controlling for potential confounders and using "not at risk" as a reference group. Results: Compared with children "not at risk," children "at risk-no participation" were more likely to be obese at age 5 years (adjusted odds ratio, 3.12; 95% confidence interval, 1.03 to 9.45). Their mothers were less likely to exhibit restriction and limit setting and more likely to pressure to eat than mothers in the "not at risk" group. Children "at risk-participation" did not demonstrate differences in weight status compared with children "not at risk." Conclusion: Early social-emotional problems, unmitigated by intervention, were related to several feeding styles and to obesity at age 5 years. Further study is needed to understand how a general parenting intervention may be protective against obesity.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 09/2015; 36(8). DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000212
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: As part of a large randomized controlled trial, the authors assessed the impact of 2 early primary care parenting interventions-the Video Interaction Project (VIP) and Building Blocks (BB)-on the use of physical punishment among low-income parents of toddlers. They also determined whether the impact was mediated through increases in responsive parenting and decreases in maternal psychosocial risk. Methods: Four hundred thirty-eight mother-child dyads (161 VIP, 113 BB, 164 Control) were assessed when the children were 14 and/or 24 months old. Mothers were asked about their use of physical punishment and their responsive parenting behaviors, depressive symptoms, and parenting stress. Results: The VIP was associated with lower physical punishment scores at 24 months, as compared to BB and controls. In addition, fewer VIP parents reported ever using physical punishment as a disciplinary strategy. Significant indirect effects were found for both responsive parenting and maternal psychosocial risk, indicating that the VIP affects these behaviors and risk factors, and that this is an important pathway through which the VIP affects the parents' use of physical punishment. Conclusion: The results support the efficacy of the VIP and the role of pediatric primary care, in reducing the use of physical punishment among low-income families by enhancing parent-child relationships. In this way, the findings support the potential of the VIP to improve developmental outcomes for at-risk children.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 09/2015; 36(8). DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000206
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    ABSTRACT: 22q11.2 Deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is a chromosomal microdeletion that affects approximately 40 to 50 genes and affects various organs and systems throughout the body. Detection is typically achieved by fluorescence in situ hybridization after diagnosis of one of the major features of the deletion or via chromosomal microarray or noninvasive prenatal testing. The physical phenotype can include congenital heart defects, palatal and pharyngeal anomalies, hypocalcemia/hypoparathyroidism, skeletal abnormalities, and cranial/brain anomalies, although prevalence rates of all these features are variable. Cognitive function is impaired to some degree in most individuals, with prevalence rates of greater than 90% for motor/speech delays and learning disabilities. Attention, executive function, working memory, visual-spatial abilities, motor skills, and social cognition/social skills are affected. The deletion is also associated with an increased risk for behavioral disorders and psychiatric illness. The early onset of psychiatric symptoms common to 22q11.2DS disrupts the development and quality of life of individuals with the syndrome and is also a potential risk factor for later development of a psychotic disorder. This review discusses prevalence, phenotypic features, and management of psychiatric disorders commonly diagnosed in children and adolescents with 22q11.2DS, including autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and schizophrenia/psychotic disorders. Guidelines for the clinical assessment and management of psychiatric disorders in youth with this syndrome are provided, as are treatment guidelines for the use of psychiatric medications.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 09/2015; 36(8). DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000210
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Parents rely on pediatricians to monitor their child's development. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends routine developmental screening with both broadband and autism-specific instruments at specified ages. If broadband screeners can detect autism risk, this might minimize the burden of administering autism-specific screens to all children. The current study examines the ability of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire-Third Edition (ASQ-3) to identify children at risk for autism. We looked at ASQ-3 scores of children who screen positive on the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers-Revised (M-CHAT-R), children who continue to screen positive on the M-CHAT-R Follow-up Interview, and children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Methods: A total of 2848 toddlers, aged 16 to 30 months, were screened with the ASQ-3 and M-CHAT-R across 20 pediatric sites. Children who screened positive on the M-CHAT-R and its follow-up interview were offered a diagnostic evaluation. Results: Using the "monitor and/or fail" cutoff on any domain, the ASQ-3 identified 87% of the children who screened positive on the M-CHAT-R with follow-up and 95% (20/21) of those diagnosed with an ASD. Monitor and/or fail on the Communication domain alone also identified 95% of the diagnosed children. Conclusions: Scores below the "monitor" cutoff on the Communication domain of the ASQ-3 can indicate initial concern requiring autism-specific follow-up. If these results are confirmed with a sample large enough to separately examine toddlers of different ages and different cultural backgrounds, it may be feasible to implement a 2-stage screening strategy, with autism-specific screening reserved for those who are positive on a broadband screen.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 09/2015; 36(7):536-543. DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000201