Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 449593
Sist endret: 24. september 2014 20:17

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 449593
Sist endret: 24. september 2014 20:17
Prosjekt

Mental health outcomes in adopted children - a longitudinal register-based study

prosjektleder

Leif Edvard Aarø
ved HEMIL-senteret ved Universitetet i Bergen

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Folkehelseinstituttet

Finansiering

  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 228911

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. september 2013 Slutt: 31. august 2016

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Mental health outcomes in adopted children - a longitudinal register-based study

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

Adoption can be viewed as an intervention for children with a difficult start
in life, with a goal of improving their potential for positive development. Prior studies report major improvements in children's early development following adoption, however, adoptees are considered to be at risk for developing mental disorders. They also show poorer school performances than their non-adopted peers, though their cognitive competence is similar. We suggest that mental health problems can be one of the factors underlying these differences. There is little information available on mental distress among adoptees, and the possible relationships between mental distress, resilience and educational outcomes. The aim of this project is to examine these relationships, and how they develop over time.
This project has the advantage of identifying adoptees by utilizing the Norwegian Central Adoption Registry, ensuring that adoptees are correctly identified, which has traditionally been a challenge in adoption research.
The adoption registry will be linked to several large population-based health surveys. Four of the papers will be based on data from the longitudinal Bergen Child Study (BCS). The first waves of BCS include about 7000 participants, while the fourth wave (also called ung@hordaland) include
10 200 participants. Data from BCS will also be linked to official data on school absence and grade point averages provided by Hordaland County. Two papers will be based on data from the two most recent waves of the Nord-Trøndelag Health Studies, whereas one paper will link the adoption registry to CONOR, which is a collection of ten population-based health surveys including about 185 000 participants.
Findings from this project could help improve educational and health related services given to adoptees and adoptive parents, and form the basis for preventive interventions aimed at helping adopted children.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Leif Edvard Aarø

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved HEMIL-senteret ved Universitetet i Bergen
  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved NORCE Helse ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Avdeling for helsefremmende arbeid ved Folkehelseinstituttet
Aktiv cristin-person

Børge Sivertsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved NORCE Helse ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Avdeling for helsefremmende arbeid ved Folkehelseinstituttet

Kristin Gärtner Askeland

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved NORCE Helse - RKBU ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Avdeling for helsefremmende arbeid ved Folkehelseinstituttet

Mari Hysing

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved NORCE Helse - RKBU ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Grethe Seppola Tell

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Avdeling for helseregisterforskning og -utvikling ved Folkehelseinstituttet
  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for global helse og samfunnsmedisin ved Universitetet i Bergen
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