The Take A Breath Research Program (TAB)
The Take A Breath (TAB) research program investigates the prevalence, trajectories and determinants of distress reactions in parents of children (aged 0–18 years) recently diagnosed with a serious childhood illness or injury (SCII), and evaluates an intervention designed to prevent more serious long-term mental health difficulties.
Parental psychological adaption to their child’s SCII has been identified as a significant predictor of child and family psychosocial adjustment both in the short and longer term. A substantive body of descriptive research has established that posttraumatic stress symptoms and other psychological symptoms such as depression and anxiety are experienced by a significant subset of parents who have a child with a SCII.
|Study name||The Take A Breath Research Program|
|Current principal investigator/s||
|Current project manager||
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute - MCRI
The Royal Children’s Hospital - RCH
La Trobe University
Parenting Research Centre
University of Queensland
|Major funding source/s||
The Pratt Foundation
Department of Health and Human Services
The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation - RCHF
|Key reference for study||
Cohort: Investigating the prevalence, trajectories and determinants of parent distress reactions.
Parents of children admitted to 4 different Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne, Australia) departments: Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology, and Intensive Care.
|Primary study type||Longitudinal cohort|
|Primary participant (at recruitment)||Parent/guardian|
|Is this study ongoing?||No - the study is complete|
|Year study ended||2017|
|Sample size (N)||
Cohort: 194; RCT: 231
|Survey data available?||Yes|
|Imaging data available?||No|
|Linkage to administrative dataset/s?||Yes, linkage to (at least one) administrative dataset completed|
|Are data available to others outside study team, with appropriate safeguards and structures in line with the cohort’s ethics and governance processes?||No|
|Are there any costs associated with data/sample access for approved requests?||There are usually no costs associated with access|
|Broadest type of participant consent available||
Extended consent (can be used for future ethically approved research related to this project)
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