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Immersive Virtual Reality Education on Anxiety and Distress
Han and colleagues conducted a randomized clinical trial with 99 children. They found that children assigned to receive virtual reality education before chest radiography had significantly lower anxiety and distress scores during the procedure compared with those assigned to a control group.
Telehealth Programs and Emergency Department Visits
Bian and colleagues used Medicaid claims and found that there was no association between a school-based telehealth program implemented in a rural South Carolina county and all-cause emergency department visits among children ages 3 to 17 years who were enrolled in Medicaid. However, an additional analysis of a subsample of children with asthma suggested that this program was associated with a more than 20% overall reduction in emergency department visits.
Chronotype and Social Jet Lag Risk Factors in Adolescence
Cespedes Feliciano and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional study and found that evening chronotypes and greater social jet lag were associated with greater adiposity in adolescent girls, but not boys, independent of sleep duration. There were no associations with a cardiometabolic risk score.
Screen Media Use and Academic Performance
Adelantado-Renau and colleagues conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 58 cross-sectional studies. They found that television viewing and video game playing (but not overall screen media) were inversely associated with the academic performance of children and adolescents. In addition, the negative association between these screen-based activities and academic performance seemed greater for adolescents than for children.
Continuing Medical Education
Highlights. JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(11):1007. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3531
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