About this Research Topic
Comprehensive longitudinal assessment of the health of children requires a framework, methods and tools that are sufficiently integrated to provide a composite view of the whole child over time. Using a multi dimensional dynamic model of health status and assessment, the selection of what assessments to include is based on exemplar cases of different characteristics of the whole child. Through the identification of drivers for particular outcomes, specific assessments can be selected. Where no suitable assessment exists, the gap can be identified and an appropriate selection can be proposed and developed.
Each article in this Research Topic will describe this paradigm as applied to particular domains, child environmental interactions and a new model for integrating assessments into a comprehensive life course based view of a developing child.
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