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

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

Journal description

Current impact factor: 2.12

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 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

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.00
Cited half-life 7.60
Immediacy index 0.16
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 1.04
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

Publisher details

Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

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    • Publisher last reviewed on 19/03/2015
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to design, implement, and evaluate training in early childhood development (ECD) and in the use of a culturally adapted developmental screening tool, for remote Australian Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) and other remote health practitioners. A case-study evaluation framework was adopted. Two remote Australian Aboriginal health services were selected as case-study sites. Materials review, semistructured interviews, posttraining feedback surveys, and workplace observations contributed to the evaluation, guided by Guskey's 5-level education evaluation model. Remote health practitioners (including AHWs and Remote Area Nurses) and early childhood staff from the sites participated in a customized 2½ day training workshop focusing on the principles of ECD and the use of the culturally adapted Ages and Stages Questionnaire, third edition. Consistent with adult learning theories and recommendations from the literature regarding culturally appropriate professional development methods in this context, the workshop comprised interactive classroom training, role-plays, and practice coaching in the workplace, including booster training. The qualitative findings demonstrated that mode of delivery was effective and valued by participants. The workshop improved practitioners' skills, knowledge, competence, and confidence to identify and manage developmental difficulties and promote child development, evidenced on self-report and workplace clinical observation. The findings suggest that the practical, culturally appropriate training led to positive learning outcomes in developmental practice for AHWs and other remote health practitioners. This is an important finding that has implications in other Indigenous contexts, as effective training is a critical component of any practice improvement intervention. Further research examining factors influencing practice change is required.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 08/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000200
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    ABSTRACT: To test the hypothesis that toddlers at highest risk for behavioral problems from the most economically vulnerable families will benefit most from maternal talk about emotions. This study included 89 toddlers and mothers from low-income families. Behavioral problems were rated at 2 time points by masters-level trained Early Head Start home visiting specialists. Maternal emotion talk was coded from a wordless book-sharing task. Coding focused on mothers' emotion bridging, which included labeling emotions, explaining the context of emotions, noting the behavioral cues of emotions, and linking emotions to toddlers' own experiences. Maternal demographic risk reflected a composite score of 5 risk factors. A significant 3-way interaction between Time 1 toddler behavior problems, maternal emotion talk, and maternal demographic risk (p = .001) and examination of slope difference tests revealed that when maternal demographic risk was greater, more maternal emotion talk buffered associations between earlier and later behavior problems. Greater demographic risk and lower maternal emotion talk intensified Time 1 behavior problems as a predictor of Time 2 behavior problems. The model explained 54% of the variance in toddlers' Time 2 behavior problems. Analyses controlled for maternal warmth to better examine the unique contributions of emotion bridging to toddlers' behaviors. Toddlers at highest risk, those with more early behavioral problems from higher demographic-risk families, benefit the most from mothers' emotion talk. Informing parents about the use of emotion talk may be a cost-effective, simple strategy to support at-risk toddlers' social-emotional development and reduce behavioral problems.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 08/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000196
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    ABSTRACT: Copy number variation studies of known disorders have the potential to improve the characterization of clinical phenotypes and may help identifying candidate genes and their pathways. The authors described a child with congenital heart disease, microcephaly, facial dysmorphisms, developmental delay, learning difficulties, and behavioral problems. There was initially a clinical suspicion of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2 DS), but molecular cytogenetic analysis (array genomic hybridization [aGH]) showed the presence of a de novo 3.6-Mb interstitial microdeletion in 8p23.1. The main features of 8p23.1 DS include congenital heart disease and behavioral problems, in addition to minor dysmorphisms and mental delay. Therefore, this article highlights the application of aGH to investigate 8p23.1 deletion in nonconfirmed 22q11.2 DS patients presenting neurobehavioral disorders, congenital cardiopathy, and minor dysmorphisms.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 08/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000197
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    ABSTRACT: To compare levels of motor coordination difficulties in a cohort of extremely low birth weight (ELBW; <1000 g) survivors and normal birth weight (NBW) controls from childhood until age 36. The stability of motor coordination in ELBW and NBW adults from their 20s to their 30s was also assessed. This study uses a prospectively followed population-based birth cohort of ELBW survivors born between 1977 and 1982 in Ontario, Canada, to compare motor coordination at age 8, age 22 to 26, and age 29 to 36 in ELBW survivors relative to a matched group of NBW controls across a number of different measures. After adjusting for neurosensory impairment, ELBW survivors had significantly higher levels of motor coordination difficulties than their NBW counterparts at age 8, 22 to 26, and 29 to 36. Self-reported motor coordination remained relatively stable from age 22 to 26 to age 29 to 36 in both groups. ELBW survivors display higher levels of motor coordination difficulties than NBW controls in childhood through their mid 30s. Motor coordination seems to be stable from age 22 to 36 in both groups, suggesting that the presence of motor problems in ELBW survivors can have important implications for functional outcomes in adulthood.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 07/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000199
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    ABSTRACT: Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be at increased risk for overweight and obesity, but little information is known about correlates of overweight and obesity in this population. This study compared prevalence rates of parent-reported overweight and obesity and specific health behaviors (i.e., parent report of child sleep, family meal patterns, child screen time, and child physical activity) among children with ASD (N = more than 900 [weighted to represent 690,000; age 10-17]) compared with children without ASD using data from a nationally representative sample. Additionally, the relationship between specific health behaviors (i.e., child sleep, family meals, screen time, and physical activity) and weight status was examined in the ASD population. Data were from the National Survey of Children's Health 2011-2012. Results indicate that children with ASD were more likely to be obese but not more likely to be overweight than non-ASD youth. Children with ASD engaged in physical activity less than children without ASD, but no differences were found on sleep, most measures of screen time, and mealtimes. However, parent perceived poorer sleep was associated with increased weight status, and fewer family meals were associated with normal weight status among children with ASD.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 07/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000198
  • Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 07/2015; 36(6):464-6. DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000184
  • Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 07/2015; 36(6):467-8. DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000187
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    ABSTRACT: Nola is a complicated 22-month (19-mo corrected) former 34-week premature girl who presents to your practice in the company of her foster caretaker, a maternal aunt. The history you have comes mostly through the lens of her aunt's recall of a variety of clinical encounters and emergency room visits that have taken place at 2 of the region's tertiary care centers, including a prolonged recent hospitalization for failure to thrive. Regrettably, you have no discharge summary on hand from the outside institution.Fortunately, Nola's aunt has come prepared. From her notes, you learn that Nola has a history of feeding difficulties and "global developmental delay." The details of Nola's prenatal and neonatal intensive care unit admission are scant. Nola has been described as having "unusual facial features, such as smallish eyes, low tone, some vision problems." A physical examination demonstrates significant delays in all streams of development. Nola's aunt recalls that she may need a gastrostomy tube pending her weight gain in the next few months.At present, Nola's aunt/foster caretaker is caring for her at home and expresses her concern about 4 major areas: coordinating multiple appointments at various sites, keeping track of involved medical information, getting all of the "paperwork" done to get needed upgrades for a feeding chair, and buying expensive special formula with her own money. Nola's aunt is intelligent and motivated, but she has limited help at home and is overwhelmed with all the aspects of the care. The aunt acknowledges the importance of multiple appointments-feeding support, developmental evaluations, vision, and neurologic assessments. When you inquire who Nola's aunt identifies as her niece's primary care provider, she reports that she has seen different doctors due to the vagaries of her schedule.You conclude that Nola's situation is not likely to improve without a dramatic intervention. As you try to pull together a plan, you wonder what the most effective approach is for the busy clinician. Who should take the lead on a child's care? Can a primary care pediatric clinician partner with other specialists and programs and use other members of a care team effectively? And, does care coordination provide better more cost-effective care?
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 07/2015; 36(6):469-70. DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000192
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    ABSTRACT: Our objective was to determine if the Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) was inadvertently overemphasizing autism symptoms in a population of children without autism. Children noted with communication delays were referred to both a developmental pediatrician and a speech and language pathologist for an apraxia and autism evaluation. All children who underwent both autism and apraxia evaluations and met rule-in or rule-out criteria for both diagnoses were included in the study, resulting in a sample size of 30. Our results show that 63.6% of children initially diagnosed with autism also had apraxia, 36.8% of children initially diagnosed with apraxia also had autism, 23.3% had neither, and 23.3% had both. Overall diagnostic accuracy for the CASD was 96.7%. Overall accuracy for the CASD for children without apraxia was 100% and accuracy for children with apraxia was 94.7%. Specificity for the CASD was 100%, while sensitivity was 90.9%. The PPV was 100% and the NPV was 95.0%. This study demonstrates that the CASD does not overemphasize autism symptoms in a population of children without autism. It also shows that autism and apraxia are highly comorbid. Thus, it is important to monitor all children diagnosed with apraxia for signs of autism and all children diagnosed with autism for signs of apraxia. This will help identify children as early as possible and allow them access to services appropriate to their needs.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 06/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000189
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    ABSTRACT: While representing only 25% of the sexually active population, 50% of all new sexually transmitted infections occur among young people mostly because of inconsistent condom use. Critically, the majority of adolescent sexual activity takes place in the context of romantic relationships; thus, it is important to understand how relationship factors may influence decision making about the use of protection. We used a mixed-method approach to investigate the extent to which relationship length, degree of trust or love in the relationship, and frequency of intercourse influence both perceptions of the probability of condom use and self-reported condom use in the context of relationships among a diverse sample of high-risk adolescents (age 12-19 yr). Participants were least likely to use condoms if they were in relationships with high trust or love and high frequency of intercourse. Importantly, sexual experience status was a strong moderator of primary effects. The perspective of motivated cognition provides a useful theoretical framework to better understand adolescent decision making about condom use, particularly for sexually experienced youth.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 06/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000190
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    ABSTRACT: Using a birth cohort, this study aimed to verify whether televiewing at 29 months, a common early childhood pastime, is prospectively associated with self-reported victimization at age 12. Participants are 991 girls and 1006 boys from the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development. The main predictor comprised parent-reported daily televiewing by their children at 29 months. In the sixth grade, children reported how often they experienced victimization by classmates in the past year. The authors conducted multivariate linear regression, in which child self-reports of victimization were linearly regressed on early televiewing and potential confounders. Every SD unit increase (0.88 hours) in daily televiewing at 29 months predicted an 11% SD unit increase in self-reported peer victimization by sixth grade classmates (unstandardized B = .031, p < .001, 95% confidence interval = 0.014-0.042). This relationship was adjusted for child characteristics (gender, preexisting externalizing behaviors, baseline cognitive abilities, and televiewing at age 12) and family characteristics (family configuration, income, and functioning, and maternal education). Daily televiewing time at 29 months was associated with a subsequent increased risk of victimization by classmates at the end of sixth grade, a period which represents a critical developmental transition to middle school. Youth who experience peer victimization are at an increased risk of long-term mental health issues, such as depression, underachievement, and low self-esteem. This prospective association, across a 10-year period, suggests the need for better parental awareness, acknowledgement, and compliance with existing recommendations put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 06/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000186
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    ABSTRACT: The relationship between social disadvantage, behavior, and communication in childhood is well established. Less is known about how these 3 interact across childhood and specifically whether pragmatic language skills act as a mediator between early social disadvantage and adolescent behavior. The sample was the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a representative birth cohort initially recruited in England in 1991/1992 and followed through to adolescence and beyond. Of the original 13,992 live births, data were available for 2926 children at 13 years. Univariable analysis was first used to identify sociodemographic and other predictors of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) at 13 years. The mediational role of the pragmatics scale of the Children's Communication Checklist (CCC) at 9 years was then tested, controlling for age, gender, and IQ. There was evidence of both a direct effect from social disadvantage (path C') to SDQ Total Behavior Score at 13 years (-.205; p < .001) and an indirect effect from social disadvantage to SDQ Total (-.225; p < .001) after adjusting for the CCC pragmatics scale as a mediator. The latter represents a reduction in the magnitude of the unadjusted effect or "total effect" (-.430), demonstrating that the pragmatics scale partially mediates the relationship of early social disadvantage and adolescent behavior (even after controlling for other covariates). The same relationship held for all but the pro-social subscale of the SDQ. The results provide evidence to suggest that there maybe a causal relationship between these variables, suggesting that interventions targeting pragmatic skills have the potential to reduce adolescent behavioral symptoms.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 06/2015; 36(5):389-98. DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000180
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    ABSTRACT: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can impair child health and functioning, but its effects on the family's economic burden are not well understood. The authors assessed this burden in US families of children with ADHD, and the degree to which access to a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) might reduce this burden. Cross-sectional analyses of 2005-2006 and 2009-2010 National Surveys of Children with Special Health Care Needs, focusing on families of children with ADHD. They defined family economic burden as (1) family financial problems (annual expenses for the child's health care or illness-related financial problems for the family) and/or (2) family employment problems (job loss, work time loss, or failure to change jobs to avoid insurance loss). Relative risk models assessed associations between PCMH and family economic burden, adjusted for child age, sex, ethnicity, ADHD severity, poverty status, caregiver education, and insurance. In 2009, 26% of families reported financial problems because of the child's ADHD, 2.1% reported out-of-pocket expenses >5% of income, and 36% reported employment problems. Only 38% reported care that met all 5 criteria for a PCMH (similar to rates in 2005-2006). In multivariable analysis, care in a PCMH was associated with 48% lower relative risk (RR) of financial problems (RR = 0.52, p < .001) and 36% lower relative risk of employment problems (RR = 0.64, p < .001). Among PCMH components, family-centered care and care coordination were more strongly associated with lower burden. The economic burdens of families with ADHD are significant but may be alleviated by family-centered care and care coordination in a medical home.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 05/2015; DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000161
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    ABSTRACT: To estimate the rate of psychotropic medication use in children and adolescents with Down syndrome (DS) and to describe age-related trends. Data were obtained from electronic health records from 2010 to 2013 for a retrospective cohort of 832 children with DS, aged 5 to 21 years, including 5324 visits. The following medication classes: central nervous system (CNS) stimulants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, atypical antipsychotics, and alpha adrenergic agonists were examined. The distribution of rates of medication use across ages was assessed graphically and with the Cochran-Armitage trend test. Between-group comparisons of medication classes were conducted using χ. Repeated measures models with generalized estimating equations were used to assess changes in rates of medication use over time. Children aged 12 to 21 years were more likely to be on any medication at some point compared with children aged 5 to 11 years (25% vs 17%, respectively, p = .003). For 5 to 11 year olds, the odds of being on a psychotropic medication increased with age for all medication classes studied. For 12 to 18 year olds, the odds of being on a CNS stimulant significantly decreased with increasing age (odds ratio: 0.73, 95% confidence intervals, 0.58-0.91), whereas the odds of being on a medication from one of the other classes was stable. Changes in psychotropic medication use across the age span in children with DS suggest that the type and severity of neurobehavioral problems in this population likely also change over time. These findings will inform future research on the common mental health conditions and treatments for children with DS.
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 05/2015; 36(2). DOI:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000179