• ARCH Lab Validates Two Scales in Samples of Canadian Youth

    The ARCH Lab contributed to two articles examining the psychometric properties of two scales, the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS 2.0) and the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6) in Canadian youth. The first article, “Measurement Invariance of the WHODAS 2.0 Across Youth With and Without Physical or Mental Conditions” examined measurement invariance of the WHO-DAS […]

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  • The ARCH Lab Contributes to Two Papers on the 2014 Ontario Child Health Study Emotional Behavioural Scales

    The ARCH Lab contributed to two papers on The 2014 Ontario Child Health Study Emotional Behavioural Scales (OCHS-EBS), Part I “A checklist for dimensional measurement of selected DSM-5 disorders” and Part II “Psychometric adequacy for categorical measurement of selected DSM-5 disorders”. The aim of the first paper was to describe the development and psychometric properties […]

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  • ARCH Lab Publishes First Paper from MY LIFE Study

    Dr. Ferro, and coinvestigators on the MY LIFE study recently published a paper titled “Multimorbidity in Children and Youth Across the Life-course (MY LIFE): protocol of a Canadian prospective study”. This paper highlights the prospective study, involving 250 children and youth aged 2–16 years diagnosed with a chronic physical condition. The purpose of the study […]

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  • ARCH Alumnus Publishes Paper

    Isabella Romano, ARCH Lab alumnus (BSc 2017), recently published a paper with members of the COMPASS team, titled “High school bullying and mental disorder: an examination of the association with flourishing and emotional regulation”. Her paper examined the relationship between self-reported symptoms of depression and anxiety, and bullying involvement in Canadian high school students. Data […]

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  • ARCH Lab Publishes Paper

    The ARCH Lab recently published a paper titled “Psychological correlates and binge drinking behaviours among Canadian youth: a cross-sectional analysis of the mental health pilot data from the COMPASS study“. This paper investigated the associations between depression, anxiety and binge drinking among 6570 Canadian Youth in grades 9 to 12 who participated in the Mental […]

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  • ARCH Lab Alumnus Publishes Paper

    Ahmad Qadeer, ARCH Lab alumnus (MSc 2017), recently published a paper titled “An epidemiological study of substance use disorders among emerging and young adults” in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. This paper examined the prevalence of substance use disorders (SUDs) among 9228 respondents, aged 15 to 39 years, who participated in the 2012 Canadian Community […]

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  • Successful MSc Defenses for Three ARCH Lab Trainees

    Congratulations to ARCH Lab students, Irina, Braden and Claire, for successfully defending their MSc theses this spring. All three are candidates in the Public Health and Health Systems program. Each student utilized unique ARCH Lab data in their project: Irina Oltean: The Impact of Family Functioning on Child Mental Health Service Use and Access Braden […]

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  • Dr. Ferro Keynote at SickKids

    Dr. Ferro was honoured to be an invited guest speaker at SickKids Hospital in Toronto this week. During his multi-day visit, he was given the opportunity to present key ARCH Lab findings to various health professionals at several Grand Rounds, including: 1. Special Epilepsy Rounds on Depression in Mothers of Children with Epilepsy: Implications for […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to 8 Papers Showcasing Results from 2014 Ontario Child Health Study

    In 1983, a team of researchers from the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University released data from a seminal research study in the field of child and youth mental health. The most notable finding in the data collected from 3,290 children in 1,869 families was the discovery that one in five children in […]

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  • ARCH Lab Student Publishes Paper

    Shannon Reaume, a PhD student with the ARCH Lab, published a paper titled “Chronicity of mental comorbidity in children with new-onset physical illness” using data from the REACH study. The key findings presented in the article were: • In children newly diagnosed with a physical illness, comorbid mental illness (i.e., multimorbidity) is common and appears […]

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