Victoria Simms
University of London
Mental healthDevelopmental psychologyPublic healthCross-sectional studyOdds ratioPsychologyRandomized controlled trialCognitionCognitive psychologyPhysical therapyPediatricsPsychological interventionIntervention (counseling)Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)PopulationPalliative careHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV)Family medicineMedicine
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#1Abbie Cahoon (Ulster University)H-Index: 1
#2Camilla Gilmore (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 32
Last. Victoria Simms (Ulster University)H-Index: 27
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Abstract Most longitudinal evidence explores the average level of development, suggesting that the relationships between a limited number of variables applies to all learners in the same way. This is the first longitudinal study that investigates multiple component numeric skills within a preschool population using a person-centered approach (i.e., a latent transition analysis), thus allowing for an investigation of different subgroup learning pathways of mathematical skills over time. 128 child...
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#2Victoria Simms (Ulster University)H-Index: 27
#3Lucy Cragg (University of Nottingham)H-Index: 23
Last. Neil Marlow (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 89
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Children born very preterm (VP; 0.05), with the exception of writing large numbers and conceptual understanding of arithmetic. In a previous study, 83 of the VP adolescents and 49 of the term-born adolescents were assessed at age 8-10 years using measures of the same skills. Amongst these, the between-group difference in mathematics achievement remained stable over time. In conclusion, this study extends findings of a persistent deficit in mathematics achievement among VP children over the prima...
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#1Dan Hameiri-Bowen (Lond: University of London)
Last. Louis-Marie YindomH-Index: 9
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OBJECTIVE HIV-associated chronic lung disease (HCLD) is a common comorbidity in children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The pathogenesis of HCLD is unclear and may be driven by underlying dysregulated systemic immune activation and inflammation. We investigated the association between 26 plasma soluble biomarkers and HCLD. DESIGN Case--control analysis of baseline biomarker data from 336 children and adolescents (6-19 years old) with perinatal HIV infection (PHIV) and HCLD (cases) ...
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#1Ruramayi Rukuni (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 5
#2Andrea M. Rehman (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 20
Last. Hilda Mujuru (UZ: University of Zimbabwe)H-Index: 15
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Summary null Background null Faltered linear growth and pubertal delay, which are both common in children with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, might affect adolescent bone accrual and future fragility fracture risk. We investigated the association of HIV with bone density adjusted for skeletal size in peripubertal children in Zimbabwe. null Methods null We did a cross-sectional study of baseline data from the IMVASK cohort, which enrolled children aged 8–16 years with HIV who had been taking antiretr...
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#1Victoria Simms (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 27
#2Sarah Bernays (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 19
Last. Ruth VerheyH-Index: 9
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INTRODUCTION Adolescents are at increased risk of HIV virological non-suppression compared to adults and younger children. Common mental disorders such as anxiety and depression are a barrier to adherence and virological suppression. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with virological non-suppression among adolescents living with HIV (ALWH) in Zimbabwe who had symptoms of common mental disorders. METHODS We utilized baseline data from a cluster-randomized controlled trial o...
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Last. Natasha J. CabreraH-Index: 42
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This article synthesizes findings from an international virtual conference, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), focused on the home mathematics environment (HME). In light of inconsistencies and gaps in research investigating relations between the HME and children’s outcomes, the purpose of the conference was to discuss actionable steps and considerations for future work. The conference was composed of international researchers with a wide range of expertise and backgrounds. Present...
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BACKGROUND In April, 2019, an HIV outbreak predominantly affecting children occurred in Larkana District, Sindh, Pakistan. By December, 2019, 881 (4·0%) of 21 962 children screened for HIV had tested positive. We aimed to assess factors associated with HIV infection in this outbreak. METHODS In this individually matched case-control study, we sampled 406 cases (individuals aged <16 years who had registered for paediatric HIV care at the HIV Treatment Centre at Shaikh Zayed Children's Hospital in...
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#1Abbie Cahoon (Ulster University)H-Index: 1
#2Shauna McGill (Ulster University)
Last. Victoria Simms (Ulster University)H-Index: 27
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The COVID-19 lockdown has impacted many aspects of our lives. In particular, children have experienced a rapid change in the way in which education has been delivered. In this study we aimed to ass...
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#1Chang XuH-Index: 5
#2Jo-Anne LeFevreH-Index: 43
Last. Victoria SimmsH-Index: 27
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In the present research, we provide empirical evidence for the process of symbolic integration of number associations, focusing on the development of simple addition (e.g., 5 + 3 = 8), subtraction (e.g., 5 - 3 = 2), and multiplication (e.g., 5 × 3 = 15). Canadian children were assessed twice, in Grade 2 and Grade 3 (N = 244; 55% girls). All families were English-speaking, and parent education levels ranged from high school to postgraduate, with a median of community college. In Grade 2, children...
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