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Angel Mukuka; Overson Shumba; Henry M. Mulenga
Rachel Rosenberg; Sunny Sun; Alaina Flannigan (et al.)
COVID-19 continues to have devastating impacts across the United States, causing high levels of unemployment and disconnection from work and school. Furthermore, some communities are at higher risk for adverse outcomes due to the pandemic, including transition age foster youth. Transition age foster youth report negative impacts on their employment, educational attainment, ability to meet basic needs, and their connection to work and school. The current study examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on key young adult outcomes including education, employment, financial well-being, and disconnection from work and school.
Riccardo Lubrano; Silvia Bloise; Alessia Marcellino (et al.)
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, universal face masking represents one of the most important strategies to limit the spread of infection. However, their use in children is still highly debated (Esposito and Principi, 2020; Esposito et al., 2020) and there are few data (Lubrano et al., 2021a, 2021b) describing their possible effects on respiratory function in children. A dataset in this paper presents a comparison of the data related to the effects on respiratory function of children wearing a filtering facepiece 2 (N95 mask) with or without exhalation valve. 22 healthy children were randomly assigned to two groups, both groups wearing an N95 mask: one without an exhalation valve (group A), another with an exhalation valve (group B).
Yakup Çağ; Güven Bektemür; Şemsinur Karabela (et al.)
Vaccination is the most important and successful public health tool for combating infections and epidemics.' During the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it has once again become clear that vaccination is the most effective way to protect people from infectious diseases and epidemics. The significance and success of vaccination is indisputable; however, vaccine hesitancy and refusal regarding both COVID-19 and other childhood vaccinations have become serious problems in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases and epidemics. This study aimed to investigate parental attitudes toward COVID-19 and childhood vaccines, causes of vaccine exitancy and refusal, and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on parental vaccine attitudes.
Shamim Noor; Saharin Priya Shaoun
Stephanie M. Reich; Melissa Dahlin; Nestor Tulagan (et al.)
Y. Q. Yuan; J. N. Ding; N. Bi (et al.)
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, preliminary research has reported a significant decline in physical activity (PA) and an increase in sedentary behaviour (SB) among typically developed children and adolescents. Limited research has looked at the current situation of PA and SB during this pandemic among children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities (ID). This study investigated the situations about PA and SB among school-aged children and adolescents with ID on China's mainland during the COVID-19 outbreak. In total, 837 parents of children and adolescents (ages 6–18 years) with ID from 15 special education schools of Shandong Province in China were recruited through convenience sampling in the study. Parents reported PA and SB among children and adolescents with ID through the Children's Leisure Activities Study Survey-Chinese version (CLASS-C) online questionnaires.
Abbie E. Goldberg; Nora McCormick; Haylie Virginia
This mixed-methods exploratory study sought to address the experiences of 89 adoptive parents (heterosexual, lesbian, and gay) in the United States with school-age children in relation to the transition to remote schooling and their children's mental health during the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic. The transition to remote schooling and associated confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges for families, particularly when children are struggling with mental health and learning challenges. Data were collected via an online survey between May and June 2020. Before the pandemic, almost half of the children received special education services.
Leah C. Rowland; Martin D. Klinkhammer; Dana W .E. Ramirez
Ongoing masking of K-12 children has not been universally accepted despite recommendation from public health authorities. In states without universal mask mandates for schools, district administrators are forced to make masking decisions under significant local political pressures. There is a call for endpoints to masking to allow communities to tailor mitigation while keeping schools safe, focusing on harm reduction. This study reviewed existing measures for the safe opening of schools and designed a stepwise, accessible approach to the removal of masks in the K-12 setting.
Megan Cook; Sandra Kuntsche; Amy Pennay
As a result of COVID-19 and associated lockdown restrictions, children may have been exposed to more home-based alcohol consumption and parents' drinking practices. This paper explores Australian parents' perceptions of their children's awareness of drinking and their reflections on the impact of COVID-19 on children's exposure and acquisition of alcohol-related knowledge. In-depth interviews were undertaken with 30 parents and carers of children aged four to 12 years from across Australia. Participants described their family lives, the role of alcohol, any changes in alcohol and family dynamics experienced because of COVID-19 and their children's exposure and knowledge of alcohol before and during their experience of COVID-19. Using social learning theory as a guiding framework, transcripts were analysed to identify relevant themes.
Thomas Lyttelton; Emma Zang; Kelly Musick
This study examines the relationship between telecommuting and gender inequalities in parents' time use at home and on the job before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Telecommuting is a potential strategy for addressing the competing demands of work and home and the gendered ways in which they play out. Limited evidence is mixed, however, on the implications of telecommuting for mothers' and fathers' time in paid and unpaid work. The massive increase in telecommuting due to COVID-19 underscores the critical need to address this gap in the literature.
Jill Cadwgan; Jane Goodwin; Tomoki Arichi (et al.)
This paper aims to evaluate clinicians’ perspectives on the impact of “lockdown” during the COVID-19 pandemic for children and young people with severe physical neurodisability and their families. Framework analysis of comments from families during a recent service review was used to code the themes discussed according to the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and interpreted into emergent themes to summarise the impact of lockdown (Stage 1). They were presented to a clinician focus group for discussion (consultants and physiotherapists working in a specialist motor disorders service, [Stage 2]).
Katri Otonkorpi-Lehtoranta; Milla Salin Hakovirta; Anniina Kaittila
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