Child Asthma and Change in Elevated Depressive Symptoms Among Mothers of Children of a Birth Cohort from Quebec

Child Asthma and Change in Elevated Depressive Symptoms Among Mothers of Children of a Birth Cohort from Quebec

Child Asthma and Change in Elevated Depressive Symptoms Among Mothers of Children of a Birth Cohort from Quebec

Child Asthma and Change in Elevated Depressive Symptoms Among Mothers of Children of a Birth Cohort from Quebecs

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Référence bibliographique [58]

Tu, Mai Thanh, Perreault, Genevieve, Seguin, Louise et Gauvin, Lise. 2011. «Child Asthma and Change in Elevated Depressive Symptoms Among Mothers of Children of a Birth Cohort from Quebec ». Women & Health, vol. 51, no 5, p. 461-481.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The authors examined the association between maternal reports of child asthma attacks since birth and occurrence of elevated maternal depressive symptoms at seventeen months postpartum in the present study. The modifying role of poverty in this association was also examined.» (p. 461-462)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
For this research, «Data from n= 1,696 mother–child dyads from the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development, a birth cohort of children born in 1998, were used.» (p. 462)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


According to the authors, «[t]he consequences of elevated maternal depressive symptoms depend first and foremost on its duration. Early detection of symptoms and rapid alleviation are the basis of less harmful consequences […]. Given that maternal depressive symptoms are often under-declared by mothers and under-recognized by pediatricians […], findings reported in this study could sensitize physicians and other practitioners involved in mother–child care to be more attentive to presence of depressive symptoms, particularly among mothers of asthmatic children. These results also suggest new hypotheses on the relationship between asthma in children and maternal depressive symptoms: in addition to controlling for the severity of the asthma and the use of medication, future research should include prior presence of elevated depressive symptoms in the mother as well as family resiliency factors, such as partner’s anxiety, social support, and family cohesion and conflicts.» (p. 477)