Valsamma Eapen

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Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Country: United Arab Emirates

Publications

  1. ncbi Screening for language delay in the United Arab Emirates
    V Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Child Care Health Dev 30:541-9. 2004
  2. ncbi Familial predictors of childhood shyness: a study of the United Arab Emirates population
    V Eapen
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Community Genet 8:61-4. 2005
  3. ncbi Help-seeking for mental health problems of children: preferences and attitudes in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, P O Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Psychol Rep 94:663-7. 2004
  4. ncbi Children with psychiatric disorders: the A1 Ain Community Psychiatric Survey
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, A1 Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Can J Psychiatry 48:402-7. 2003
  5. ncbi Child psychiatric disorders in a primary care Arab population
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:51-60. 2004
  6. ncbi Psychosocial correlates of paediatric cancer in the United Arab Emirates
    V Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Support Care Cancer 11:185-9. 2003
  7. ncbi Prevalence and correlates of nocturnal enuresis in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Saudi Med J 24:49-51. 2003
  8. ncbi Disordered eating attitudes and symptomatology among adolescent girls in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain
    Eat Behav 7:53-60. 2006
  9. ncbi Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of global developmental delay in 3-year-old children in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Psychosom Res 61:321-6. 2006
  10. pmc Prevalence of tics and Tourette syndrome in an inpatient adult psychiatry setting
    V Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 26:417-20. 2001

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  1. ncbi Screening for language delay in the United Arab Emirates
    V Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Child Care Health Dev 30:541-9. 2004
    ..This paper forms part of a multipurpose community psychiatric survey conducted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The findings regarding the prevalence and psychosocial correlates of DLD are reported here...
  2. ncbi Familial predictors of childhood shyness: a study of the United Arab Emirates population
    V Eapen
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Community Genet 8:61-4. 2005
    ..In this regard, family studies have suggested an association between childhood shyness and maternal social phobia. In this study, the relationship between childhood shyness and maternal social anxiety was examined...
  3. ncbi Help-seeking for mental health problems of children: preferences and attitudes in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, P O Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Psychol Rep 94:663-7. 2004
    ..Our results suggest that sociocultural factors and parental perceptions may have a major effect on whether children with psychiatric disturbance receive professional help...
  4. ncbi Children with psychiatric disorders: the A1 Ain Community Psychiatric Survey
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, A1 Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Can J Psychiatry 48:402-7. 2003
    ..The prevalence of child psychiatric morbidity in the community is unknown in most developing countries, including those in the Arab region...
  5. ncbi Child psychiatric disorders in a primary care Arab population
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:51-60. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence and nature of child psychiatric morbidity in primary care in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  6. ncbi Psychosocial correlates of paediatric cancer in the United Arab Emirates
    V Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Support Care Cancer 11:185-9. 2003
    ..000). Our findings suggest that parental hope and both social and family communication are integral to helping patients and families cope with the illness experience...
  7. ncbi Prevalence and correlates of nocturnal enuresis in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Saudi Med J 24:49-51. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence, socio-demographic correlates and associated psychopathology in children with enuresis...
  8. ncbi Disordered eating attitudes and symptomatology among adolescent girls in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain
    Eat Behav 7:53-60. 2006
    ..To ascertain the prevalence and correlates of disordered eating attitudes and symptomatology in a school-based Arab population...
  9. ncbi Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of global developmental delay in 3-year-old children in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Psychosom Res 61:321-6. 2006
    ..Data on prevalence and associated factors can provide the basis for setting priorities and designing interventions...
  10. pmc Prevalence of tics and Tourette syndrome in an inpatient adult psychiatry setting
    V Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 26:417-20. 2001
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  11. ncbi A controlled study of psychosocial factors in young people with diabetes in the United arab emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, UAE
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1084:325-8. 2006
    ..Awareness and understanding of these psychosocial variables can help healthcare providers to target these issues as part of comprehensive diabetes management...
  12. ncbi Prevalence of pervasive developmental disorders in preschool children in the UAE
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
    J Trop Pediatr 53:202-5. 2007
    ..However, the lack of recognition of these disorders suggests the need for a comprehensive screening program, as early diagnosis can open the door for early intervention which in turn may improve the prognosis...
  13. ncbi Problem behaviors in 3-year-old children in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Pediatr Health Care 18:186-91. 2004
    ..Although this type of study exists in the industrialized countries, very few studies have been undertaken in the developing countries...
  14. doi Learning disorder and blood concentration of heavy metals in the United Arab Emirates
    Said Yousef
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
    Asian J Psychiatr 6:394-400. 2013
    ..Our findings suggest the need for monitoring for toxic metals in the environment. ..
  15. doi Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and environmental toxic metal exposure in the United Arab Emirates
    Said Yousef
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE
    J Trop Pediatr 57:457-60. 2011
    ..The findings suggest that monitoring for exposure to heavy metal levels and education on potential child health hazards related to them are indicated...
  16. ncbi Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome in special education schools: a United Kingdom study
    V Eapen
    University College London Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Middlesex Hospital, UK
    J Neurol 244:378-82. 1997
    ..In these children, the presence of tics may be an indicator of an underlying dysfunction of neurological development...
  17. ncbi Epilepsy in children with cerebral palsy
    A K Gururaj
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Seizure 12:110-4. 2003
    ..To study the occurrence, associated factors, nature and prognosis of seizures in children with cerebral palsy (CP)...
  18. ncbi Learning disorders in school-going children--detection and diagnosis
    V Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Trop Pediatr 44:192-3. 1998
    ..The cause was considered preventable in around half of the cases. In a third of cases with a genetic cause, prevention was possible with existing knowledge and practice...
  19. ncbi School mental health screening: a model for developing countries
    V Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Trop Pediatr 45:53-5. 1999
    ..The need for training child health and school professionals in identifying mental and developmental disorders is discussed...
  20. ncbi Postpartum mental illness: perspectives from an Arabian Gulf population
    Rafia Ghubash
    UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Psychol Rep 105:127-36. 2009
    ..The present findings suggest the need for initiating awareness programs among women and training of health professionals on the detection and management of postnatal depression...
  21. doi Attitudes, perceptions, and family coping in pediatric cancer and childhood diabetes
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1138:47-9. 2008
    ....
  22. ncbi Childhood behavioural disturbance in a community sample in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
    V Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
    East Mediterr Health J 7:428-34. 2001
    ..Our findings suggest that behavioural disturbance exists among a substantial number of school-aged children in the community...
  23. ncbi Correlation between hypertension and income distribution among United Arab Emirates population
    S Sabri
    Department of Psychiatry, and Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, UAE University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Med J Malaysia 60:416-25. 2005
    ..016). Activity level was higher among the low income groups. This study supports the importance of socio-economic factors as an income distribution effect on life-style habits and hypertension...
  24. ncbi The role of clinical phenotypes in understanding the genetics of obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Valsamma Eapen
    UAE University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Psychosom Res 61:359-64. 2006
    ..The implications of this finding on clinical and genetic heterogeneity in OCD are discussed...
  25. ncbi Prevalence and correlates of childhood fears in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
    N A Mohammed
    Department of Psychiatry, Al-Ain Hospital, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
    East Mediterr Health J 7:422-7. 2001
    ..Nearly half of the children reported that the fear caused considerable distress and interfered with daily activities...
  26. ncbi Prevalence and correlates of conduct disorder among inmates of juvenile detention centres, United Arab Emirates
    A Al-Banna
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    East Mediterr Health J 14:1054-9. 2008
    ..Among UAE nationals, conduct disorder was also associated with having a mother who was a non-UAE national...
  27. ncbi Psychometric properties of the Child Behavior Checklist/2-3 in an Arab population
    Feisal Yunis
    Department of Psychology, Cairo University, Egypt
    Psychol Rep 100:771-6. 2007
    ..1% of those who scored above the cut-off point were classified correctly by a blind clinical interview. The results suggest that Child Behavior Checklist 2-3 is a reliable and valid checklist for use in the Arabic culture...
  28. ncbi Obsessive compulsive behaviour and depressive symptoms in young people with Tourette syndrome. A controlled study
    Mary M Robertson
    Royal Free and University College London Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, 2nd Floor, Wolfson Building, 48 Riding House Street, London W1N 8AA, UK
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 11:261-5. 2002
    ..The findings illustrate the potentially complex, challenging combination of difficulties encountered by children with TS and those who care for them...
  29. ncbi Depressive symptomatology in young people with Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome-- a comparison of self-report scales
    Mary M Robertson
    UCLMS Department of Mental Health Sciences, 2nd Floor, Wolfson Building, 48 Riding House Street, London W1W 7EY, United Kingdom
    J Affect Disord 91:265-8. 2006
    ..Few studies have examined depressive symptomatology in children and adolescents with Tourette Syndrome (TS) using standardised measures and none have compared different self-report scales in the context of TS...
  30. ncbi The genetic basis of inherited primary nocturnal enuresis: A UAE study
    Riad A Bayoumi
    College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
    J Psychosom Res 61:317-20. 2006
    ..In about 75% of affected children, there is a strong family history. The purpose of this study was to examine the genetic basis of nocturnal enuresis among children in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  31. ncbi Adult-onset tic disorders
    Valsamma Eapen
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College, London Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 17:735-40. 2002
    ....
  32. ncbi Clinical predictors of intractable childhood epilepsy
    Aithala Gururaj
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty Perubatan, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
    J Psychosom Res 61:343-7. 2006
    ..This study aimed to determine the clinical, electroencephalographic, and radiological factors associated with medically intractable seizures in children in the Al Ain Medical District in the United Arab Emirates...