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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


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


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—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—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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Adolescents and Armed Conflict: War, Conflict, and Child Soldiers

Theresa S. Betancourt, Stephanie Zuilkowski, Emily Coles, Katharine Collet, and Musu Jambai

in Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190847128
eISBN:
9780190847159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847128.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the consequences of war on the development and mental health of adolescents. The discussion begins by framing prevention and intervention programs within the context of human ... More


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