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Currently, there is mixed evidence regarding the effects on children when a parent is chronically ill. Research has also primarily been conducted with adolescent samples. This study investigated developmental vulnerabilities in young children of parents with chronic illness.
This study used linked administrative data. The study population included children born in Western Australia during 2003–2004 (n=19 071; mean age 5.5 years). The outcome measure was a score in the bottom 25% on any of the five developmental domains (physical, social, emotional, communicative and cognitive) of the Australian Early Development Census (2009 collection). Parental chronic illnesses were identified from hospital and cancer registry records, during the period from 1 year prior to the child’s birth and until the end of 2009.
Higher odds of developmental vulnerabilities in physical, social, emotional …
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APAI, N. N., Stanley, F., APAI, U., Leonard, H., APAI_1, N. N., De Klerk, N., APAI_2, N. N., Li, J., Nassar, N., Zubrick, S., Taylor, C., Bartnik, E., Walker, P., Gwilliam, C., Johnson, I., Marney, T., Murphy, T., O'Callaghan, K., O'Neill, S. & Searle, G.
Australian Research Council, Curtin University, University of Sydney, WA Department for Child Protection and Family Support, WA Department for Communities, Department of Corrective Services, Western Australia, WA Department of Education & Training, Government of Western Australia, Department of Health, WA Department of Housing, Department of Indigenous Affairs, Western Australia, Department of Justice, Western Australia, WA Department of Treasury & Finance, WA Disability Services Commission, Western Australia Police Service
30/06/10 → 30/06/18