• ARCH Lab Contributes to Study on Mode of Cannabis Use in Youth

    ARCH LAB contributed to a study titled “Does how you use matter? The link between mode of use and cannabis-related risk”.  Information on mode of use and cannabis-related risks are currently lacking, even though due to the recent legalization of cannabis there are more cannabis products available to consumers than ever before. This study looked […]

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  • New ARCH Lab Paper on Physical Morbidity and Service Use in Young People

    The ARCH Lab recently published a paper titled “Physical Morbidity and Mental Health Care Among Young People”. The study looked at various associations between physical conditions and mental health service use among young people. Data came from 5,630 individuals aged 15–29 years in the Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health. Physical health problems were measured using […]

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  • ARCH Lab Publishes Paper on Family Functioning and Child Mental Health

    ARCH Lab published a paper titled “Child Mental Illness and Mental Health Service Use: Role of Family Functioning (Family Functioning and Child Mental Health).” The aim of the study was to identify domains of family functioning that are associated with likelihood of internalizing versus externalizing mental health disorder, health consultations, hospitalizations, and length of hospital […]

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  • ARCH Lab Publishes Paper on Substance Use and Physical Illness Among Youth

    ARCH Lab recently published a paper titled “Substance use disorders among youth with chronic physical illness”. This study estimated prevalence of substance use disorder in youth with chronic physical illness. Associations between different chronic physical illnesses with substance use disorder were explored and the study also tested whether mental disorder moderates these associations. Data come […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to Study on Quality of Life Following a Childhood Epilepsy Diagnosis

    ARCH Lab contributed to a study titled “Trajectories of quality of life 10 years following a diagnosis of epilepsy in childhood” which assessed the trajectories of health‐related quality of life (HRQOL) over a 10‐year period among children who had recently received an epilepsy diagnosis. Data came from the Health‐Related Quality of Life in Children With […]

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  • ARCH Lab Publishes Paper on the Long-Term Impact of Convulsive Status Epilepticus in Children’s Health-Related Quality of Life

    ARCH Lab recently published a paper titled “Convulsive Status Epilepticus in Children Recently Diagnosed With Epilepsy and Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life”. The purpose of this study was to understand and outline the long-term impact of pediatric convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among children with a recent epilepsy diagnosis. Children […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to Paper on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Children

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is difficult to detect in young children and therefore may be underestimated in prevalence data. This detection issue could contribute to why FASD has unique developmental trajectories compared to other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD). The ARCH Lab contributed to a paper titled “Teacher-Reported Prevalence of FASD in Kindergarten in Canada: Association […]

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  • New Video Highlights Dr. Ferro’s Research

    Dr. Ferro was given the opportunity to have his research highlighted in a video created by Waterloo Applied Health Sciences. Dr. Ferro’s research focuses on child multimorbidity- the co-occurrence of physical and mental illness in children, youth and young adults. Specifically, his work looks at the biological and psychosocial mechanisms leading to the onset of […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to a Paper on Trends and Predictors of Smoking Among Youth

    Currently, there is little information on predictors of e-cigarette use, smoking, and dual usage among youth. The Arch Lab contributed to a new paper titled “Trends and predictors of exclusive e-cigarette use, exclusive smoking and dual use among youth in Canada” to investigate predictive patterns among these groups using longitudinal data from the COMPASS Study. […]

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  • ARCH Lab PhD Candidate Receives a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship

    Congratulations to ARCH Lab’s PhD candidate Shannon Reaume on being awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology! Shannon’s dissertation is titled “Child Multimorbidity in Ontario.” Multimorbidity is the co-occurrence of physical and mental illness. It is already known that children with chronic physical illnesses are at increased risk for developing mental […]

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