Maternal & Youth 12-14 Year Surveys
The 12-14 year surveys were sent to AOF mothers and their youth in January 2023, asking questions about health and wellness, child development and lifestyle habits. We are very grateful for the continued support of our AOF families!
Parent-Youth Mental Health Before and After the Pandemic
The purpose of this study is to identify patterns of mental health stability and change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including people most at risk for mental health concerns based on structural determinants of health, personal and familial factors.
Genetic Link to Spontaneous Preterm Birth
This study is using biological data from blood samples collected when AOF mothers were pregnant to better understand gene variants in the oxytocin receptor, which may impact uterine contractility and increase the risk of spontaneous preterm birth.
From Languishing to Flourishing
This study will use focus groups with AOF mothers, youth and community stakeholders to understand the languishing and flourishing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. A primary goal of the study is to examine the changing nature of social, economic and health-related impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to provide evidence to decision makers to assist in planning future pandemic waves and long-term recovery.
Early developmental risk and protective factors to prevent chronic pain in children
Chronic pain affects 1 in 5 Canadian children, impacting cognitive, psychological, physical, and social functioning. Chronic pain often starts a cascade of mental health issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD) and substance misuse (e.g., alcohol, cannabis, opioids) that persists into adulthood, making prevention and early intervention a leading priority. This study will use All Our Families study data from birth to child age 13 to determine if early child pain experiences (e.g., NICU stay, injuries, surgery) impact mental health and pain experiences in later childhood/ adolescence. The study will investigate the effects of maternal mental health and parenting behaviours on the pain experiences of their children, to identify possible risk and protective factors of chronic pain in children.
Do children born preterm "catch-up"?
Infants born preterm and early term (37-38 weeks) can experience challenges in development and health including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, respiratory conditions, asthma, sleep disturbances, cognitive and psychologic disorders including poor social adaptation. These children are at greater risk for experiencing challenges in development, including reading, communication and mathematics, which are crucial skills for academic and career success. This study will investigate if children born preterm can 'catch up' by comparing child development outcomes between term and preterm children at ages 3, 5 and 8 using already collected All Our Families study data.
Interested in learning more about any of our research projects?! Contact us and we will connect you with the respective lead investigator.