Article

Psychosocial profile of institutionalised street children in Alexandria, Egypt: a comparative study with school children

Published in: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 29, issue 2, 2017 , pages: 103–116
DOI: 10.2989/17280583.2017.1339606
Author(s): Medhat S AttiaMental Health, Family Health Department, High Institute of Public Health, Egypt, Kholoud Y TayelAdolescent and School Health, Family Health Department, High Institute of Public Health, Egypt, Zeinab N ShataMental Health, Family Health Department, High Institute of Public Health, Egypt, Sally S OthmanMental Health, Family Health Department, High Institute of Public Health, Egypt

Abstract

Objective: The phenomenon of street children in Egypt constitutes a public health concern. This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of institutionalised street children in Alexandria, to compare the prevalence of substance abuse and conduct disorder between street children and school children, and to identify predictors of these mental health outcomes among street children.

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