ARCH Lab Publishes Paper

Irina Oltean, a Master’s student with the ARCH Lab, published a paper entitled “Agreement of child and parent-proxy reported health-related quality of life in children with mental disorder” in Quality of Life Research. The purpose of this paper was to examine whether parents with elevated levels of depressive and anxiety symptoms report on the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of their children with mental disorder differently than parents without elevated symptoms. Findings showed that parental depression and anxiety symptoms do affect parent proxy-reports, especially in the areas of physical well-being, social support and peers. Interestingly, the direction in which parental mental health influences HRQL is dependent on whether children themselves report high or low HRQL in these areas.