Dear GANM community,
In this week’s edition of the GANM Research Library Brief we would like to share three articles centering around the topics of psychological well-being in children, schools reopening, and diabetes complications.
Raviv, T., Warren, C. M., Washburn, J. J., et al. (2021). Caregiver perceptions of children’s psychological well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. JAMA Network Open, 4(4):e2111103. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.11103
Recently researchers asked the question of whether the COVID-19 pandemic and stressor exposure were associated with caregivers’ perceptions of mental well-being in children. In this survey-based study there were approximately 32,000 caregivers, each a caregiver of public-school student. Results showed a significantly higher rate of mental health concerns compared t that f positive adjustment due to the pandemic. Overall, these data suggest that COVID-19 is have a negative impact on children as well as the perceptions their caregivers have. This requires immediate intervention in a multi-systems approach.
Somekh, I., Boker, L. K., Shohat, T., Pettoello-Mantovani, M., Simões, E. A. F., & Somekh, E. (2021). Comparison of COVID-19 incidence rates before and after school reopening in Israel. JAMA Network Open, 4(4):e217105. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.7105
In the country of Israel public schools reopen in September of 2020. What came next was a surge of COVID-19 cases which then lead to a closure 14 days later in addition a nationwide lockdown. Schools then reopened in November 2020. In this article, the authors examined the dynamics in infection rates in children aged 0-19. The results showed children 0-9 years old had the lowest incidence rates. This age grouping also had a significantly lower during the initial surge in September 2020 as well. Overall, the findings suggest children 0-9 did not contribute to the surges in COVID-19 and thus resuming school for this age group may be safe.
Quemba-Mesa, M. P., Camargo-Rosas, M. R., González-Jimenez, N. M.(2021). Creencias frente al embarazo y enfermedadeIntervenciones educativas para la prevención del pie diabé- tico. Rev. cienc. cuidad, 18(1):66-80. https://doi.org/10.22463/17949831.2329
El pie diabético es una de las complicaciones mas grandes y comunes a raíz de la Diabetes Mellitus. El articulo de esta semana se enfoca en la investigación de distintos métodos para poder prevenir y aumentar el auto cuidado del pie diabético. Los autores encontraron que, al usar diferentes intervenciones educativas correctamente, el autocuidado de las personas con pie diabético mejoró y también lograron la prevención de ello. Ojalá disfruten del articulo de esta semana y pueden aprender un poco mas sobre las distintas intervenciones disponibles para disminuir las complicaciones del pie diabético en los pacientes con Diabetes Mellitus.