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Modern Family History Studies

Ezra Susser, Sharon Schwartz, Alfredo Morabia, and Evelyn J. Bromet

in Psychiatric Epidemiology: Searching for the Causes of Mental Disorders

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195101812
eISBN:
9780199864096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101812.003.30
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Family history studies are now used for a much wider range of purposes than in the past. This chapter discusses their usefulness for refining phenotype definitions, targeting preventive ... More


Family Studies of Intellectual Abilities in Adulthood

K. Warner Schaie

in Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence: The Seattle longitudinal study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156737
eISBN:
9780199786817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156737.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter gives an account of family studies of intellectual abilities in adulthood designed to consider similarities in adult parent-offspring and sibling pairs as well as similarity in married ... More


Certifying Eugenic Purity in the Churches

Christine Rosen

in Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195156799
eISBN:
9780199835218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515679X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter further places religious leaders’ enthusiasm for eugenics in the context of both Progressivism and the Social Gospel movement. As eugenic ideas gained in popularity, religious leaders ... More


Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Deborah A. Lawlor and Gita D. Mishra (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Family based studies, including intergenerational, sibling and twin studies, are increasingly used to explore life course epidemiology. However, understanding the underlying assumptions of these ... More


How family-based studies have added to the understanding of life course epidemiology of mental health

Stephani L Hatch and Gita D Mishra

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews some of the key family-based studies that have identified links between various illnesses and behaviours in parents and siblings with psychiatric disorders in study members. It ... More


The future of family-based studies in life course epidemiology: challenges and opportunities

Gita D Mishra and Debbie A Lawlor

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Family-based studies can provide a more comprehensive view of life course epidemiology than studies that do not engage with family effects. They can establish intergenerational associations, help to ... More


Family-based life course studies in low- and middle-income countries

G David Batty, Cesar G Victora, and Debbie A Lawlor

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter briefly describes the growing impact of non-communicable disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) which, together with existing infectious illnesses and a rising incidence of ... More


Using available family members as proxies to provide information on other family members who are difficult to reach

Susannah Tomkins

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In life course epidemiology studies, the use of proxy (secondary) respondents may be an integral part of the study design or a consequence of not being able to reach or obtain information from the ... More


Theoretical underpinning for the use of sibling studies in life course epidemiology

Kate W Strully and Gita D Mishra

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Siblings can have a great deal in common (e.g., parents, genes, early life home env1ironments, etc.), but they are also distinct individuals with unique personalities and physical traits. This ... More


Birth cohorts: a resource for life course studies

Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Mia Madsen, and Debbie A Lawlor

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses issues concerned with the design and practicalities of setting up birth cohorts for life course epidemiology. The demand for a blueprint of the ideal birth cohort study is ... More


Statistical considerations in intergenerational studies

Dorothea Nitsch and Gita D Mishra

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Intergenerational data necessarily reflect the time and place that the different generations of participants were living in. This chapter aims first to introduce simple concepts to provide an ... More


Discussant chapter—using family-based designs in life course epidemiology

John Lynch and Seungmi Yang

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The three chapters in this section offer different but complementary conceptualizations of ‘family’. Morton and Rich Edwards used ‘family’ to document inter-generational concordance of reproductive ... More


Why family matters: an introduction

Debbie A Lawlor and Gita D Mishra

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Family characteristics and interactions can directly affect one's health and wellbeing across the life course. In addition to the importance of recruiting and collecting data on family members, ... More


Discussant chapter—summary of the theoretical approaches to family-based studies in life course epidemiology

Hazel M Inskip

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapters 2 to 4 describe three specific approaches to family studies, namely, intergenerational, sibling, and twin studies. All can be used to assist in distinguishing between genetic and ... More


Discussant chapter—the practicalities of undertaking family-based studies

Rebecca Hardy and Diana Kuh

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter summarizes the origins of some of the existing life course studies and the current potential for using these studies to address family-based life course questions. It also highlights ... More


Discussant chapter—statistical considerations in family-based life course studies

Amanda Sacker

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter summarizes some of the issues that have been described in the previous two chapters on statistical considerations in family studies. It highlights some of the assumptions underlying the ... More


Genetic Epidemiology of Neurologic Disease

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.04
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a discussion of Mendelian versus complex (non-Mendelian) neurological disorders, followed by an overview of the structure of DNA and the molecular basis of disease. It ... More


Family-based studies applied to the influence of early life factors on cardiovascular disease

Debbie A Lawlor and David A Leon

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

There is good evidence that associations exist between fetal and other early life factors and subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) that can be replicated in a range of settings. These ... More


Mothers and the Labour Market

Julia Brannen

in Social Research Matters: A Life in Family Sociology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529208566
eISBN:
9781529208610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208566.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter reflects on the shifting public discourses in Britain concerning mothers and the labour market from the end of the Second World War and shows how the framing of research questions ... More


Identity 2.0: Young People and Digital and Mobile Media

Lynn Schofield Clark

in The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199899616
eISBN:
9780199980161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899616.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter, we learn more about how young people experience parental approaches to digital and mobile media. As they get older, young people increasingly desire respect and connection from their ... More


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