Developmental vulnerabilities in children of chronically ill parents: A population-based linked data study

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Abstract

Background
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.
Methods
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.
Results
Higher odds of developmental vulnerabilities in physical, social, emotional …
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-400
JournalJournal of Epidemiology Community Health
Volume73
Early online date21 Feb 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2019

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