• ARCH Lab Contributes to Study of Quality of Life

    A paper by Puka et al., entitled “A systematic review of quality of life in parents of children with epilepsy” was recently published in Epilepsy & Behavior. Findings showed that parents of children with epilepsy have a compromised quality of life, with psychosocial factors in particular having a critical role in both parental and child […]

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  • ARCH Lab Publishes Paper

    Jessica Zelman, a Research Coordinator in the ARCH lab, recently published a paper with Dr. Ferro entitled, “The parental stress scale: psychometric properties in families of children with chronic health conditions” in the Journal of Family Relations. Findings showed that the Parental Stress Scale is a valid and reliable measure to use when assessing parental […]

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  • New ARCH Lab Research

    A paper by ARCH Lab Postdoctoral Fellow, Shane Goodwin, entitled, “Development and Assessment of the Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE-16)” was recently published in Epilepsia. This research continues our work with the QOLCE suite of measures in pediatric epilepsy (QOLCE-76, QOLCE-55, QOLCE-16). The QOLCE-16 was found have robust psychometric properties. These findings, […]

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  • ARCH Lab Alumnus Publishes Paper

    Chris Choi, a former high school bursary student working with the ARCH Lab recently published a paper entitled, “Comparing self-concept among youth currently receiving inpatient versus outpatient mental health services” in the Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Findings showed that compared to outpatients, inpatients generally reported lower self-concept, but differences […]

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  • New ARCH Lab Research

    Led by Alle Butler, a reading course student supervised by Dr. Ferro, the main findings from the REACH study were published in an article entitled, “Mental disorder in children with physical conditions: a pilot study” in BMJ Open. Of the 50 children enrolled in the study, the prevalence of multimorbidity was 58% at baseline and […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to Three Studies in Low Birth Weight Children

    Working with investigators from the Extremely Low Birth Weight Cohort at McMaster University, two papers were recently published in Development and Psychopathology. The first, entitled, “Early developmental influences on self-esteem trajectories from adolescence through adulthood: impact of birth weight and motor skills” found that early motor skill development may exert differential effects on self-esteem, depending […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to Study of Psychiatric Evaluation

    A paper by Duncan et al. entitled, “Psychometric evaluation of the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview for Children and Adolescents (MINI-KID)” was recently published in Psychological Assessment. Using both a population and clinical sample of children and youth, the psychometric properties of the MINI-KID were found to be robust. These findings, in addition to the brevity […]

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  • ARCH Lab’s Research Showcased

    Following up his recent appointment as the Canada Research Chair in Youth Mental Health, Dr. Ferro’s program of research was showcased by the University of Waterloo. The spotlight focused on the work being doing in the MY LIFE study to examine the biological mechanisms that could help explain the increased risk of mental disorder among […]

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  • Dr. Ferro Receives Award

    At an awards dinner in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ferro was selected as the 2017 Junior Investigator of Year by the Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE). The award, presented by Dr. Jorge Burneo (President of CLAE, left) honours a CLAE member within five years of their first academic appointment for outstanding research contributions in epilepsy. During […]

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  • ARCH Lab Student Presents at Research Day

    Undergraduate student, Emily Kornelsen, represented the ARCH Lab well at this year’s School of Public Health and Health Systems Research Day. In usual fashion, Emily gave an excellent presentation to faculty and fellow students. Well done, Emily!

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