Harmonising mental health measurements from the British birth cohorts

29 May 2019
Workshop

At this event, organised by CLOSER, CLS presented results on the measurement properties of mental health measures, before and after harmonising these so that they can be compared across time and study.

Event details

Date Wednesday 29 May
Time 09:30 - 15:00
Venue

Friends House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

Price Free
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About the workshop

Measures of mental health vary across the different British birth cohort studies and within the same study over time. At this event, organised by CLOSER, CLS presented results on the measurement properties of mental health measures, before and after harmonising these so that they can be compared across time and study.

These harmonised measures allowed us to investigate and compare the development of psychological distress over the life course in different generations, as well as test whether mental health is improving or declining in more recently born cohorts that are expected to live longer

The workshop introduced participants to the measurement properties of mental health measures in British birth cohorts and on the harmonisation process that allows these to be compared across time and study.

This workshop was delivered by Prof George Ploubidis, Dr Praveetha Patalay, Dr Eoin McElroy and Dr Aase Villadsen (UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies).

Event resources

Introduction to the day
Prof George Ploubidis

Overview of mental health measures in the British birth cohorts
Dr Praveetha Patalay

Harmonisation of mental health measures in the British birth cohorts
Dr Eoin McElroy

Measurement properties of mental health measures in the British birth cohorts
Dr Eoin McElroy

Comparing parent and teacher reports of child mental health: Evidence from the 1970 British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study
Dr Aase Villadsen

Secular trends of emotional and behavioural problems in childhood and adolescence: Evidence from five British birth cohorts
Dr Eoin McElroy

Psychological distress from adolescence to early old age: evidence from the 1946, 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts
Prof George Ploubidis

Programme

09:30 Registration and refreshments

10:00 Introduction to the day

10:10 Overview of mental health measures in the British birth cohorts

10:40 Harmonisation of mental health measures in the British birth cohorts

11:10 Refreshment break

11:25 Measurement properties of mental health measures in the British birth cohorts

11:55 Understanding discrepancies in mother, teacher, and child reporting of affective symptoms and conduct problems: Evidence from the 1970 British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study

12:25 Lunch

13:15 Secular trends of emotional and behavioural problems in childhood and adolescence: Evidence from five British birth cohorts

13:45 Psychological distress from adolescence to early old age: evidence from the 1946, 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts

14:15 Discussion

14:45 Closing remarks

15:00 Workshop ends

Contact

If you require any further information or have any questions about this event, please contact the CLOSER Communications and Events Officer, Jennie Blows (j.blows@ucl.ac.uk).

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