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International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Abstract

An evaluation of factors associated with Behavioral-internalized and Behavioral-Externalized disorders among street children in the capital city of Iran in 1394

Author(s): Nazanin Savari and Minoo Motaghi

Introduction: The problem of street children is one of the social problems as it has attracted the attention of many experts in social issues. This research examines the factors associated with street children's Behavioral-internalized and Behavioral-Externalized disorders in the capital city of Iran in 1394. Methods: The present study is descriptive and analytical and it is a cross-sectional study in 1394 in terms of time. The study population included all street children under 18 years in region 1,4,13 and 22 in Tehran. The research sample included 200 street children selected by convenience sampling and the data were collected through questionnaires and Achenbach's Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) version parents and standardized questionnaire and each quantitative variable was analyzed by Fisher's exact test pattern while descriptive data. Results: The results showed that the ratio of internalized disorders in children who lived with his mother and the ratio of externalized disorders in children who lived with the families of more than four people, they are more than children with families significantly less populated (0.05> p). Also, general behavioral disorders in children lived only with their mother, it is significantly more than other children (0.05> p) but in other cases, there was no significant relationship between general behavioral disorders and individual characteristics in children sample (0.05


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