Measurement of health – A Child Public Health perspective

Programme of The 2014 Annual ISSOP Conference

Nordic School of Public Health NHV, Gothenburg, Sweden,

June 16-18 2014

Program in pdf format, Book of abstracts and most presentations can be accessed from the download section

Monday 16/6/2014

1. Welcome and introduction

Nick Spencer, Lennart Köhler, Anders Hjern


Session A

2. Measuring children’s health – Setting the scene.

Michael Rigby, Keele/Gothenburg


Session B – introduction

3B1. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to measuring.

Anneli Ivarsson, Umeå

Session C – introduction

3C1. Measuring Health Related Quality of Life.

Luis Rajmil, Barcelona

Papers by

Papers by

3B2. Hein Raat, Rotterdam: Child Cohorts in Europe (CHICOS)

3B3.Serpil Ugur Baysal, Izmir: Traffic injuries in children and adolescents in Lithuania: Mortality trends by road users

3B4. Lubomir Kukla, Piler, P., Kandrnal, V., Andryskova, L., Klanova, J. Brno: Design of the ELSPAC longitudinal cohort study

3B5. Junia Joffer, Umeå: Adolescents’ reasoning when answering a single question on self-rated health – a think-aloud study

3B6. Helén Isaksson, Jönköping: Caries prevalence in Swedish 20-Year-olds in relation to caries experience at 3, 6 and 15 Years of age.

3B7. Diego Mena Martinez, Montreal: Measuring the effects of community social paediatrics in children and families: mistakes to avoid and lessons learned from the Montreal model

3C2. Solveig Petersen, Umeå: The use of MAU methods in children

3C3. Boudien Flapper, Groningen: Measurement of health – A pediatric approach to chronic disease: a Public Health perspective

3C4. Lisa Wellander, Uppsala: Economic burden of child mental ill-health in Sweden

3C5. Fiffi Boman, Lund: Comparing parent and teacher assessments of mental health in elementary school children.

3C6. Eva Eurenius , Umeå: Screening for mental health problems among 3-Year-olds

3C7. Mariette Derwig, Malmö: ‘Being fat’ from a child’s point of view



Tuesday 17/6/2014


Session D – introduction

4D1. Measuring Child abuse and neglect.

Staffan Janson, Karlstad

Session E – introduction

4E1. Monitoring children’s health.

Geir Gunnlaugsson, Reykjavik

Papers by

Papers by

4D2. Tony Waterston, Gonca Yilmaz, CHILD15: Changing practice in child abuse and neglect – can CHILD2015 make a difference?

4D3. Stavroula Papadakou, Athens: Investigation of long term developments in the field of physical punishment of children in Greece

4D4. Elspeth Webb, Cardiff: Using a “Women’s Aid” Support Needs Assessment (SNA) to investigate the mental health of children in domestic abuse refuges

4D5. Jonina Einarsdottir, Geir Gunnlaugsson, Reykjavik: Quality of upbringing and experience of emotional abuse in Iceland

4E2. Åsa Lefèvre, Lund: Parental groups – a challenge in a changing society

4E3. Tim Jelleyman, Auckland: New Zealand context for child health data, related policy developments and the gap to action at the community level

4E4. Tessa Severijns, N. Bevers, A.G.M. Jonkman, B.C.T. Flapper, Groningen: Risk factors associated with an underlying somatic cause in children with developmental and/or behavioural disability

4E5. Thomas Wallby, Uppsala: National Quality System for Child Health Preventive Services

4E6. Kine Johansen, Kristina Persson, Steven Lucas, Uppsala: Towards an evidenced-based assessment of motor development in child health surveillance

4E7. Gershim Asiki, Stockholm: Estimating under-five mortality rates in Uganda

Session F – introduction

5F1. Measuring marginalization and equity.

Nick Spencer, Warwick

Session G – introduction

5G1. How to evaluate interventions.

Mitch Blair, London

Papers by

Papers by

5F2. Louise Seguin, Montreal: Trajectories of poverty since birth and chronic health conditions at 10 Years old

5F3. Marie Köhler, Malmö: Different conditions – different health- The Malmö Commission

5F4. Ayesha Kadir, London: Integrating Child perspectives into the Child Public Health Perspective: incorporating children’s and community views for better health research and interventions

5G2. Anneli Ivarsson, The Salut Research Group, Umeå: The Salut Programme: A Child-Health-Intervention programme In Sweden

5G3. Filipa Sampaio, Uppsala: Cost-effectiveness of 4 parenting programs and a book

5G4. Anna Westerlund, The Salut Research Group, Umeå: Parental Support Strengthened By The International Child Development Program – The Implementation Process

5G5. Anna Sarkadi, Uppsala: A Novel Approach using outcome distribution curves was used to estimate the population-level impact of a Public Health intervention



Wednesday 18/6/2014


Session H – introduction

6H1. Measuring substantial gaps in population, topics, methods.

Sharon Goldfeld, Melbourne

Session I – introduction

6I1. Considering Child Rights in measuring.

Henry Ascher, Gothenburg

Papers by

Papers by

6H2. Pär Bokström, Uppsala: Feasibility and accuracy of the In My Shoes computer assisted interview to elicit pre-schoolers’ accounts of their routine health visit

6H3. Marie Lindkvist, The Salut Research Group, Umeå: Overweight in 1½ year-olds and their Parents

6H4. Michael Wells, Uppsala: (In)equalities in parenting support for fathers of young children in Sweden: Looking at Child Health Centers and Parent Support Programs

6H5. Boel Anderssn Gäre, Jönköping: Bridging the gaps between policy, knowledge, action and outcome – a universal challange.

6I2. Emilia Goland, Children’s Ombudsman, Stockholm: Why should we listen to children?

6I3. Stella Tsitoura, Athens: Psychosocial care and well being of children in hospitals offered by Child Life Specialists (CLS) compared to Child Rights-based approach

6I4. Jonina Einarsdottir, Reykjavik: Summer Stays of Icelandic Urban Children in Rural Areas during the 20th Century

6I5. Henry Ascher, Anders Hjern, Gothenburg/Stockholm: Ethics,human rights and science in the assessment of age in unaccompaniedminors

6I6. Zsuzsanna Kovacs, Budapest, Luis Martin-Alvarez, Madrid, Peter Altorjai, Budapest, Manuel Katz, Ber-sheva: Rights of children in primary paediatric care