• ARCH Lab has some fun!

    Theses were on hold for one afternoon last week when the ARCH Lab took time off for some fun. First, an escape room challenge that had us navigating The Mayor’s Office. A solid team effort that saw us one clue and one minute away from completion. Second, an evening BBQ, a lively debate about whether […]

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  • New ARCH Lab Research

    The ARCH Lab recently published two protocol papers in BMJ Open. The first, entitled, “Establishing a protocol for building a pan-Canadian population-based monitoring system for early childhood development for children with health disorders – Canadian Children’s Health in Context Study (CCHICS)” is a collaboration with researchers across Canada and led by Dr. Magdalena Janus at […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to Study of Adult Multimorbidity

    In collaboration with colleagues at the Offord Centre for Child Studies, Dr. Ferro published a paper entitled, “Child maltreatment and adult multimorbidity: results from the Canadian Community Health Survey” in the Canadian Journal of Public Health. Findings showed that child maltreatment (exposure to intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, or physical abuse) predicted increased odds of […]

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  • Dr. Ferro Elected as Fellow of APPA

    Congratulations to Dr. Mark Ferro who was recently elected to be a Fellow of the American Psychopathological Association (APPA). The APPA, founded in 1910, is one of the oldest research organizations in North America. The APPA is devoted to the scientific investigation of disordered human behavior, and its biological and psychosocial substrates.

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to Study of Psychopathology of Low Birth Weight Survivors

    A study examining the mental health trajectories of individuals enrolled in the Extremely Low Birth Weight Cohort found that extremely low birth weight survivors experienced a blunting of the expected improvement in symptoms of depression and anxiety from adolescence to adulthood compared to peers born at normal birth weight. In contrast, no differences were found […]

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  • 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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