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Study protocol for the COVID-19 Pandemic Adjustment Survey (CPAS): a longitudinal study of Australian parents of a child 0-18 years

Westrupp, Elizabeth M, Karantzas, Gery, Macdonald, Jacqui A, Olive, Lisa, Youssef, George, Greenwood, Christopher J, Sciberras, Emma, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew, Evans, Subhadra, Mikocka-Walus, Antonina, Ling, Mathew, Cummins, Robert, Hutchinson, Delyse, Melvin, Glenn, Fernando, Julian W, Wood, Amanda G, Teague, Samantha, Toumbourou, John W, Berkowitz, Tomer, Linardon, Jake, Enticott, Peter G, Stokes, Mark A, McGillivray, Jane and Olsson, Craig A 2020, Study protocol for the COVID-19 Pandemic Adjustment Survey (CPAS): a longitudinal study of Australian parents of a child 0-18 years, Frontiers in psychiatry, vol. 11, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.555750.

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Title Study protocol for the COVID-19 Pandemic Adjustment Survey (CPAS): a longitudinal study of Australian parents of a child 0-18 years
Author(s) Westrupp, Elizabeth MORCID iD for Westrupp, Elizabeth M orcid.org/0000-0001-6517-6064
Karantzas, GeryORCID iD for Karantzas, Gery orcid.org/0000-0002-1503-2991
Macdonald, Jacqui AORCID iD for Macdonald, Jacqui A orcid.org/0000-0001-9451-2709
Olive, LisaORCID iD for Olive, Lisa orcid.org/0000-0003-4643-8561
Youssef, GeorgeORCID iD for Youssef, George orcid.org/0000-0002-6178-4895
Greenwood, Christopher J
Sciberras, EmmaORCID iD for Sciberras, Emma orcid.org/0000-0003-2812-303X
Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, MatthewORCID iD for Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew orcid.org/0000-0003-1145-6057
Evans, SubhadraORCID iD for Evans, Subhadra orcid.org/0000-0002-1898-0030
Mikocka-Walus, AntoninaORCID iD for Mikocka-Walus, Antonina orcid.org/0000-0003-4864-3956
Ling, MathewORCID iD for Ling, Mathew orcid.org/0000-0002-0940-2538
Cummins, RobertORCID iD for Cummins, Robert orcid.org/0000-0001-9014-7193
Hutchinson, DelyseORCID iD for Hutchinson, Delyse orcid.org/0000-0003-3221-7143
Melvin, GlennORCID iD for Melvin, Glenn orcid.org/0000-0002-6958-3908
Fernando, Julian WORCID iD for Fernando, Julian W orcid.org/0000-0002-3409-8822
Wood, Amanda GORCID iD for Wood, Amanda G orcid.org/0000-0002-1537-6858
Teague, SamanthaORCID iD for Teague, Samantha orcid.org/0000-0002-0487-7307
Toumbourou, John WORCID iD for Toumbourou, John W orcid.org/0000-0002-8431-3762
Berkowitz, Tomer
Linardon, JakeORCID iD for Linardon, Jake orcid.org/0000-0003-4475-7139
Enticott, Peter GORCID iD for Enticott, Peter G orcid.org/0000-0002-6638-951X
Stokes, Mark AORCID iD for Stokes, Mark A orcid.org/0000-0001-6488-4544
McGillivray, JaneORCID iD for McGillivray, Jane orcid.org/0000-0003-2000-6488
Olsson, Craig AORCID iD for Olsson, Craig A orcid.org/0000-0002-5927-2014
Journal name Frontiers in psychiatry
Volume number 11
Article ID 555750
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Frontiers Research Foundation
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publication date 2020-08
ISSN 1664-0640
Keyword(s) COVID-19 pandemic
mental health
parenting
mother
father
child mental health
couple conflict
family functioning
Summary Background: The COVID-19 pandemic presents significant risks to the mental health and wellbeing of Australian families. Employment and economic uncertainty, chronic stress, anxiety, and social isolation are likely to have negative impacts on parent mental health, couple and family relationships, as well as child health and development. Objective: This study aims to: (1) provide timely information on the mental health impacts of the emerging COVID-19 crisis in a close to representative sample of Australian parents and children (0-18 years); (2) identify adults and families most at risk of poor mental health outcomes; and, (3) identify factors to target through clinical and public health intervention to reduce risk. Specifically, this study will investigate the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with increased risk for parents’ mental health, lower wellbeing, loneliness, and alcohol use; parent-parent and parent-child relationships (both verbal and physical); and child and adolescent mental health problems. Methods: The study aims to recruit a close to representative sample of at least 2,000 adults aged 18 years and over living in Australia who are parents of a child 0-4 years (early childhood, N=400); 5-12 years (primary school N=800); and 13-18 years (secondary school, N=800). The design will be a longitudinal cohort study using an online recruitment methodology. Participants will be invited to complete an online baseline self-report survey (20 minutes) followed by a series of shorter online surveys (10 minutes) scheduled every two weeks for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e., estimated to be 14 surveys over 6 months). Results: The study will employ post stratification weights to address differences between the final sample and the national population in geographic communities across Australia. Associations will be analyzed using multilevel modeling with time-variant and time-invariant predictors of change in trajectory over the testing period. Conclusions: This study will provide timely information on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on parents and children in Australia; identify communities, parents, families, and children most at risk of poor outcomes; and, identify potential factors to address in clinical and public health interventions to reduce risk.
Language eng
DOI 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.555750
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Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
1103 Clinical Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
1701 Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30140019

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