The children of multiple sclerosis: Implications of Parental Chronic Disease for Early Childhood Development

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Principal Investigator: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR)
Datasets requested: 
BC Multiple Sclerosis Database (BCMS)
Births (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
MSP Registration & Premium Billing(BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Early Development Instrument (Human Early Learning Partnership)
ACG Case Mix Group (Johns Hopkins University)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
Income band (Statistics Canada)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

Journal Publication

  • Razaz N, Tremlett H, Marrie RA, Joseph KS. Peripartum depression in parents with multiple sclerosis and psychiatric disorders in children. Mult Scler 2016.
  • Razaz N, Tremlett H, Boyce T, Guhn M, Marrie RA, Joseph KS. Incidence and determinants of mood or anxiety disorders in children of parents with multiple sclerosis. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2016.
  • Razaz N, Joseph K.S., Boyce W T, Guhn M, Forer B, Carruthers R, Marrie R, Tremlett H. Children of chronically ill parents: Relationship between parental multiple sclerosis and childhood developmental health. Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 2015 December 18. doi:1352458515621624

Academic thesis or dissertation

  • Razaz N (PhD Dissertation) Children of multiple sclerosis: Imapct of chronic disease in parents on child and adolescent development

Conference abstract/presentation

  • Razaz N., Joseph K.S., Boyce W.T., Guhn M., Forer B., Carruthers R., Marrie R.A., Tremlett H. (September 2015) Children of chronically ill parents: relationship between parental multiple sclerosis and childhood developmental health, ECTRIMS, Barcelona, Spain
  • Razaz, N. (August 2015) Determinants of mental health disorders in children of parents with multiple sclerosis, The Farr Institute International Conference, St. Andrews, Scotland

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