Objectives: 1 To study the nature and prevalence of somatic complaints among children with poor academic performance., 2. To study the associated Psychiatric problems among children with poor academic performance were presenting with somatic complaints. Material and Methods: Total of 1480 children studying in 3 CBSE schools, aged between 6 and 12 years were screened. 312 children were found to be performing poor in academics. After simple randomization and further screening procedure 115 children were included in the study. Each child was assessed by interviewing with MINI-KID Questionnaire and CBCL. Statistical analysis was done using Epi Info 7 software. Results: The prevalence of poor academic performers was found to be 21.08%. The prevalence of somatic complaints among children with poor academic performance was found to be 29.57%. Majority of poor academic performers have single somatic complaints accounts to be 21.74% and multiple somatic complaints accounts to be 7.83%. Prevalence of types somatic complaints like head ache, abdominal pain / discomfort and other complaints among poor academic performers were 20.87%, 11.30% and 9.57% respectively. Conclusion: Somatic complaints in school going children leads to poor performance in academics and school drop outs. Prevalence of somatic complaints were more in boys. Headache is the most common type of somatic complaint presented by the children.

"> Objectives: 1 To study the nature and prevalence of somatic complaints among children with poor academic performance., 2. To study the associated Psychiatric problems among children with poor academic performance were presenting with somatic complaints. Material and Methods: Total of 1480 children studying in 3 CBSE schools, aged between 6 and 12 years were screened. 312 children were found to be performing poor in academics. After simple randomization and further screening procedure 115 children were included in the study. Each child was assessed by interviewing with MINI-KID Questionnaire and CBCL. Statistical analysis was done using Epi Info 7 software. Results: The prevalence of poor academic performers was found to be 21.08%. The prevalence of somatic complaints among children with poor academic performance was found to be 29.57%. Majority of poor academic performers have single somatic complaints accounts to be 21.74% and multiple somatic complaints accounts to be 7.83%. Prevalence of types somatic complaints like head ache, abdominal pain / discomfort and other complaints among poor academic performers were 20.87%, 11.30% and 9.57% respectively. Conclusion: Somatic complaints in school going children leads to poor performance in academics and school drop outs. Prevalence of somatic complaints were more in boys. Headache is the most common type of somatic complaint presented by the children.

"> Objectives: 1 To study the nature and prevalence of somatic complaints among children with poor academic performance., 2. To study the associated Psychiatric problems among children with poor academic performance were presenting with somatic complaints. Material and Methods: Total of 1480 children studying in 3 CBSE schools, aged between 6 and 12 years were screened. 312 children were found to be performing poor in academics. After simple randomization and further screening procedure 115 children were included in the study. Each child was assessed by interviewing with MINI-KID Questionnaire and CBCL. Statistical analysis was done using Epi Info 7 software. Results: The prevalence of poor academic performers was found to be 21.08%. The prevalence of somatic complaints among children with poor academic performance was found to be 29.57%. Majority of poor academic performers have single somatic complaints accounts to be 21.74% and multiple somatic complaints accounts to be 7.83%. Prevalence of types somatic complaints like head ache, abdominal pain / discomfort and other complaints among poor academic performers were 20.87%, 11.30% and 9.57% respectively. Conclusion: Somatic complaints in school going children leads to poor performance in academics and school drop outs. Prevalence of somatic complaints were more in boys. Headache is the most common type of somatic complaint presented by the children.

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Study of Somatic Complaints among Children with Poor Academic Performance

Dr. Jitendra Mugali

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences , Gadag. Karnataka state, Country, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. S S Chate

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, J N Medical college, Belagavi. Karnataka state, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. N M Patil

Professor and head Department of Psychiatry, J N Medical college, Belagavi. Karnataka state, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Bheemsain Tekkalaki

Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, J N Medical college, Belagavi. Karnataka state, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Sandeep Patil

Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, J N Medical college, Belagavi. Karnataka state, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Nitin Pattanashetty

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, USM-KLE International Medical Programme, Belagavi. Karnataka state, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Mallikarjun A. Pattanashetti

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, S N Medical College, Bagalkot. Karnataka state, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.002/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.002

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Objectives: 1 To study the nature and prevalence of somatic complaints among children with poor academic performance., 2. To study the associated Psychiatric problems among children with poor academic performance were presenting with somatic complaints. Material and Methods: Total of 1480 children studying in 3 CBSE schools, aged between 6 and 12 years were screened. 312 children were found to be performing poor in academics. After simple randomization and further screening procedure 115 children were included in the study. Each child was assessed by interviewing with MINI-KID Questionnaire and CBCL. Statistical analysis was done using Epi Info 7 software. Results: The prevalence of poor academic performers was found to be 21.08%. The prevalence of somatic complaints among children with poor academic performance was found to be 29.57%. Majority of poor academic performers have single somatic complaints accounts to be 21.74% and multiple somatic complaints accounts to be 7.83%. Prevalence of types somatic complaints like head ache, abdominal pain / discomfort and other complaints among poor academic performers were 20.87%, 11.30% and 9.57% respectively. Conclusion: Somatic complaints in school going children leads to poor performance in academics and school drop outs. Prevalence of somatic complaints were more in boys. Headache is the most common type of somatic complaint presented by the children.

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18.01.002/20170402

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