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The impact of maternal adverse childhood experiences and prenatal depressive symptoms on foetal attachment: Preliminary evidence from expectant mothers across eight middle-income countries.

Ruth Harriet Brown, Manuel Eisner, Susan Walker, Mark Tomlinson, Pasco Fearon, Michael P Dunne, Sara Valdebenito, Claire Hughes, Catherine L Ward, Siham Sikander, Joseph Osafo, Bernadette Madrid, Adriana Baban, Vo Van Thang, Asvini D Fernando, Aja L Murray,

<h4>Background</h4>Mothers from middle-income countries (MIC) are estimated to have higher rates of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and depression during pregnancy compared to mothers from high income countries. Prenatal depression can adversely impact on a mother's feelings towards her foetus and thus may be partially responsible for intergenerational transmission of risk ... Read more >>

J Affect Disord (Journal of affective disorders)
[2021, 295:612-619]

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Correction to: Prenatal attachment: Using measurement invariance to test the validity of comparisons across eight culturally diverse countries.

Sarah Foley, Claire Hughes, Aja Louise Murray, Adriana Baban, Asvini D Fernando, Bernadette Madrid, Joseph Osafo, Siham Sikander, Fahad Abbasi, Susan Walker, Thang Vo Van, Bao-Yen Luong-Thanh, Mark Tomlinson, Pasco Fearon, Catherine L Ward, Sara Valdebenito, Manuel Eisner,

Arch Womens Ment Health (Archives of women's mental health)
[2021, 24(4):627]

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Patterns of adverse childhood experiences and associations with prenatal substance use and poor infant outcomes in a multi-country cohort of mothers: A Latent Class Analysis

Chad Lance Hemady, Lydia Gabriela Speyer, Aja Louise Murray, Ruth Harriet Brown, Franziska Meinck, Deborah Fry, Huyen Do, Siham Sikander, Bernadette Madrid, Asvini Fernando, Susan Walker, Michael Dunne, Sarah Foley, Claire Hughes, Joseph Osafo, Adriana Baban, Diana Taut, Catherine Ward, Vo Van Thang, Pasco Fearon, Mark Tomlinson, Sara Valdebenito, Manuel Eisner,

<h4>Aims: </h4> This paper explores the number and characterization of latent classes of adverse childhood experiences across the Evidence for Better Lives Study cohort and investigates how the various typologies link to prenatal substance use (i.e., smoking, alcohol, and illicit drugs) and poor infant outcomes (i.e., infant prematurity and low ... Read more >>

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Feasibility pilot of an adapted parenting program embedded within the Thai public health system.

Amalee McCoy, Jamie M Lachman, Catherine L Ward, Sombat Tapanya, Tassawan Poomchaichote, Jane Kelly, Mavuto Mukaka, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Frances Gardner,

<h4>Background</h4>This feasibility pilot of the Parenting for Lifelong Health for Young Children program in Thailand aimed to: 1) explore the feasibility of study evaluation approaches; 2) assess the feasibility of delivering an adapted program; 3) report indicative effects on child maltreatment and related outcomes; and 4) examine intervention content associated ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2021, 21(1):1009]

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Impaired dopamine metabolism is linked to fatigability in mice and fatigue in Parkinson's disease patients.

Débora da Luz Scheffer, Fernando Cini Freitas, Aderbal Silva Aguiar, Catherine Ward, Luiz Guilherme Antonacci Guglielmo, Rui Daniel Prediger, Shane J F Cronin, Roger Walz, Nick A Andrews, Alexandra Latini,

Fatigue is a common symptom of Parkinson's disease that compromises significantly the patients' quality of life. Despite that, fatigue has been under-recognized as symptom, its pathophysiology remains poorly understood, and there is no adequate treatment so far. Parkinson's disease is characterized by the progressive loss of midbrain dopaminergic neurons, eliciting ... Read more >>

Brain Commun (Brain communications)
[2021, 3(3):fcab116]

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The Science of Scale for Violence Prevention: A New Agenda for Family Strengthening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

Yulia Shenderovich, Jamie M Lachman, Catherine L Ward, Inge Wessels, Frances Gardner, Mark Tomlinson, Daniel Oliver, Roselinde Janowski, Mackenzie Martin, Kufre Okop, Hlengiwe Sacolo-Gwebu, Lindokuhle L Ngcobo, Zuyi Fang, Liane Alampay, Adriana Baban, Ana A Baumann, Regina Benevides de Barros, Samuel Bojo, Alexander Butchart, Wilmi Dippenaar, Amon Exavery, Xiangming Fang, Ida Ferdinandi, Heather M Foran, Nina Heinrichs, Judy Hutchings, Daisy Kisyombe, Greta Massetti, Jaromir Mazak, Henry Mbuyi, Pratibha Singh, Kenneth Polsky, Sabine Rakotomalala, Marija Raleva, Richard Savo, Lucie Cluver,

Ending all violence against children by 2030 is a core part of Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 16. A number of promising violence reduction strategies have been identified in research studies. However, we lack an understanding of the implementation and impact of these programs in respect to their delivery at ... Read more >>

Front Public Health (Frontiers in public health)
[2021, 9:581440]

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Assessing the potential for reducing violence against young children through an adapted parenting program embedded within the public health system: Findings from a pre-post trial in Thailand

Amalee McCoy, Jamie Lachman, Catherine Ward, Sombat Tapanya, Tassawan Poomchaichote, Jane Kelly, Mavuto Mukaka, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Frances Gardner,

<h4>Background: </h4> This pre-post trial of the Parenting for Lifelong Health for Young Children program in Thailand aimed to: 1) explore the feasibility of study evaluation approaches; 2) assess the feasibility of delivering an adapted program; 3) report indicative effects on child maltreatment and related outcomes; and 4) examine intervention ... Read more >>

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Dexmedetomidine and Iatrogenic Withdrawal Syndrome in Critically Ill Children.

Barbara M Geven, Jolanda M Maaskant, Catherine S Ward, Job B M van Woensel,

<h4>Background</h4>Iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome is a well-known adverse effect of sedatives and analgesics commonly used in patients receiving mechanical ventilation in the pediatric intensive care unit, with an incidence of up to 64.6%. When standard sedative and analgesic treatment is inadequate, dexmedetomidine may be added. The effect of supplemental dexmedetomidine on ... Read more >>

Crit Care Nurse (Critical care nurse)
[2021, 41(1):e17-e23]

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Strengthening a Culture of Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Balancing Scientific Expectations and Contextual Realities.

Rubén Parra-Cardona, Patty Leijten, Jamie M Lachman, Anilena Mejía, Ana A Baumann, Nancy G Amador Buenabad, Lucie Cluver, Jenny Doubt, Frances Gardner, Judy Hutchings, Catherine L Ward, Inge M Wessels, Rachel Calam, Victoria Chavira, Melanie M Domenech Rodríguez,

Relevant initiatives are being implemented in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) aimed at strengthening a culture of prevention. However, cumulative contextual factors constitute significant barriers for implementing rigorous prevention science in these contexts, as defined by guidelines from high-income countries (HICs). Specifically, disseminating a culture of prevention in LMICs can ... Read more >>

Prev Sci (Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research)
[2021, 22(1):7-17]

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Prenatal attachment: using measurement invariance to test the validity of comparisons across eight culturally diverse countries.

Sarah Foley, Claire Hughes, Aja Louise Murray, Adriana Baban, Asvini D Fernando, Bernadette Madrid, Joseph Osafo, Siham Sikander, Fahad Abbasi, Susan Walker, Bao-Yen Luong-Thanh, Thang Van Vo, Mark Tomlinson, Pasco Fearon, Catherine L Ward, Sara Valdebenito, Manuel Eisner,

Studies in high-income countries (HICs) have shown that variability in maternal-fetal attachment (MFA) predict important maternal health and child outcomes. However, the validity of MFA ratings in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) remains unknown. Addressing this gap, we assessed measurement invariance to test the conceptual equivalence of the Prenatal Attachment ... Read more >>

Arch Womens Ment Health (Archives of women's mental health)
[2021, 24(4):619-625]

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A South-to-South Cultural Adaptation of an Evidence-Based Parenting Program for Families in the Philippines.

Bernice Landoy Mamauag, Liane Peña Alampay, Jamie M Lachman, Bernadette J Madrid, Judy Hutchings, Catherine L Ward, Frances Gardner,

Rates of child maltreatment are higher in low- and middle-income countries due to risk factors such as social inequities, economic adversity, and sociocultural norms. Given the evidence showing the effectiveness of parenting interventions to prevent child maltreatment, this study embarked on a cultural adaptation of an evidence-based parenting program with ... Read more >>

Fam Process (Family process)
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Measuring antenatal depressive symptoms across the world: A validation and cross-country invariance analysis of the Patient Health Questionnaire – 9 (PHQ-9) in eight diverse low resource settings

Aja Louise Murray, Chad Lance Hemady, Do Phuc Huyen, Michael Dunne, Sarah Foley, Joseph Osafo, Siham Sikander, Bernadette Madrid, Adriana Baban, Diana Taut, Catherine Ward, Asvini Fernando, Thang Van Vo, Manuel Eisner, Claire Hughes, Pasco Fearon, Sara Valdebenito, Mark Tomlinson, Susan Walker,

<p>Measures that produce valid and reliable antenatal depressive symptom scores in low resource country contexts are important for research efforts to better understand risk factors, outcomes, and effective interventions in these contexts. Establishing the psychometric comparability of scores across countries also facilitates cross-country analysis of similarities and differences across contexts. ... Read more >>

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The impact of maternal adverse childhood experiences and prenatal depressive symptoms on foetal attachment: Preliminary evidence from expectant mothers across eight middle-income countries

Ruth Brown, Manuel Eisner, Susan Walker, Mark Tomlinson, Pasco Fearon, Michael Dunne, Sara Valdebenito, Claire Hughes, Catherine Ward, Siham Sikander, Joseph Osafo, Bernadette Madrid, Adriana Baban, Thang Van Vo, Asvini Fernando, Aja Louise Murray,

<p>Mothers from middle-income countries (MIC) are estimated to have higher rates of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and depression during pregnancy compared to mothers from high income countries. Prenatal depression can adversely impact on a mother's feelings towards her foetus and has thus been hypothesised to be partially responsible for intergenerational ... Read more >>

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Using Longitudinal Social Network Analysis to Evaluate a Community-Wide Parenting Intervention.

Lisa M Kleyn, Miles Hewstone, Catherine L Ward, Ralf Wölfer,

Harsh parenting attitudes and behaviors negatively impact children's behavior and development, and are linked to heightened levels of violence in children. Parent training programs are effective preventive interventions, but only reach caregivers who attend them. In this study, programs were implemented alongside a community mobilization process, intended to use caregivers' ... Read more >>

Prev Sci (Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research)
[2021, 22(1):130-143]

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Nonviolent Discipline Options for Caregivers and Teachers: A Systematic Overview of the Evidence.

Karen R Quail, Catherine L Ward,

Violence against children is a widespread problem with devastating consequences, and corporal punishment is a risk factor for more serious forms of physical abuse. One reason for the persistence of corporal punishment may be the lack of awareness of positive disciplinary alternatives. Nonviolent options offered to caregivers and teachers must ... Read more >>

Trauma Violence Abuse (Trauma, violence & abuse)
[2020, :1524838020967340]

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Evidence for Better Lives Study: a comparative birth-cohort study on child exposure to violence and other adversities in eight low- and middle-income countries - foundational research (study protocol).

Sara Valdebenito, Aja Murray, Claire Hughes, Adriana Băban, Asvini D Fernando, Bernadette J Madrid, Catherine Ward, Joseph Osafo, Michael Dunne, Siham Sikander, Susan P Walker, Vo Van Thang, Mark Tomlinson, Pasco Fearon, Yulia Shenderovich, Marguerite Marlow, Deshanie Chathurika, Diana Taut, Manuel Eisner,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Violence against children is a health, human rights and social problem affecting approximately half of the world's children. Its effects begin at prenatal stages with long-lasting impacts on later health and well-being. The <i>Evidence for Better Lives Study</i> (EBLS) aims to produce high-quality longitudinal data from cities in eight low- ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2020, 10(10):e034986]

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A Systematic Review of Corporal Punishment in Schools: Global Prevalence and Correlates.

Sasha-Lee Heekes, Chloe B Kruger, Soraya N Lester, Catherine L Ward,

Despite global shifts toward prevention of school corporal punishment, the practice remains widespread. This systematic review focused on (a) prevalence, (b) associated mental health and behavioral factors, and (c) correlates that may be risk or protective factors. Studies included in this review were peer-reviewed, published in English between 1980 and ... Read more >>

Trauma Violence Abuse (Trauma, violence & abuse)
[2020, :1524838020925787]

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What Research Questions Should the Next Generation of Birth Cohort Studies Address? An International Delphi Study of Experts.

Ruth Harriet Brown, Manuel Eisner, Sara Valdebenito, Susan Walker, Mark Tomlinson, Claire Hughes, Catherine L Ward, Joseph Osafo, Siham Sikander, Pasco Fearon, Michael P Dunne, Bernadette Madrid, Adriana Baban, Vo Van Thang, Asvini D Fernando, Aja L Murray,

<h4>Objective</h4>Birth cohort studies (BCS) have generated a wealth of invaluable basic scientific and policy-relevant information on a wide range of issues in child health and development. This study sought to explore what research questions are currently a priority for the next generation of BCS using a 3-round Delphi survey of ... Read more >>

Acad Pediatr (Academic pediatrics)
[2021, 21(1):43-52]

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Parenting in a time of COVID-19.

Lucie Cluver, Jamie M Lachman, Lorraine Sherr, Inge Wessels, Etienne Krug, Sabine Rakotomalala, Stephen Blight, Susan Hillis, Gretchen Bachman, Ohad Green, Alex Butchart, Mark Tomlinson, Catherine L Ward, Jennifer Doubt, Kerida McDonald,

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2020, 395(10231):e64]

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Evaluating the dissemination and scale-up of two evidence-based parenting interventions to reduce violence against children: study protocol

Yulia Shenderovich, Catherine L. Ward, Jamie M. Lachman, Inge Wessels, Hlengiwe Sacolo-Gwebu, Kufre Okop, Daniel Oliver, Lindokuhle L. Ngcobo, Mark Tomlinson, Zuyi Fang, Roselinde Janowski, Judy Hutchings, Frances Gardner, Lucie Cluver,

<h4>Background</h4> Eliminating violence against children is a prominent policy goal, codified in the Sustainable Development Goals, and parenting programs are one approach to preventing and reducing violence. However, we know relatively little about dissemination and scale-up of parenting programs, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The scale-up of two ... Read more >>

Implement Sci Commun (Implementation science communications)
[2020, 1(1):]

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Parenting for Lifelong Health for Young Children: a randomized controlled trial of a parenting program in South Africa to prevent harsh parenting and child conduct problems.

Catherine L Ward, Inge M Wessels, Jamie M Lachman, Judy Hutchings, Lucie D Cluver, Reshma Kassanjee, Raymond Nhapi, Francesca Little, Frances Gardner,

<h4>Background</h4>Parenting programs suitable for delivery at scale in low-resource contexts are urgently needed. We conducted a randomized trial of Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) for Young Children, a low-cost 12-session program designed to increase positive parenting and reduce harsh parenting and conduct problems in children aged 2-9.<h4>Methods</h4>Two hundred and ninety-six ... Read more >>

J Child Psychol Psychiatry (Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines)
[2020, 61(4):503-512]

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Preventing child mental health problems through parenting interventions in Southeastern Europe (RISE): Protocol for a multi-country cluster randomized factorial study.

Jamie M Lachman, Nina Heinrichs, Elena Jansen, Antonia Brühl, Diana Taut, Xiangming Fang, Frances Gardner, Judy Hutchings, Catherine L Ward, Margiad Elen Williams, Marija Raleva, Adriana Båban, Galina Lesco, Heather M Foran,

BACKGROUND:Child mental health problems continue to be a major global concern, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Parenting interventions have been shown to be effective for reducing child behavior problems in high-income countries, with emerging evidence supporting similar effects in LMICs. However, there remain substantial barriers to scaling up ... Read more >>

Contemp Clin Trials (Contemporary clinical trials)
[2019, 86:105855]

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Interprofessional education and practice guide No. 10: Developing, supporting and sustaining a team of facilitators in online interprofessional education.

Sherryn Evans, Catherine Ward, Nicole Shaw, Arlene Walker, Tess Knight, Wendy Sutherland-Smith,

Whilst we have seen a growth in the use of information and communication technologies to deliver interprofessional education (IPE) in the last decade, little has been written about facilitating IPE in the online environment. For the last 10 years, the Faculty of Health at Deakin University has offered a fully online ... Read more >>

J Interprof Care (Journal of interprofessional care)
[2020, 34(1):4-10]

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A Nurse-Led Cognitive Training Intervention for Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes.

Heather E Cuevas, Alexa K Stuifbergen, Sharon A Brown, Catherine Ward,

Diabetes increases the risk for cognitive impairment and doubles the rate of cognitive decline after diagnosis. In turn, cognitive dysfunction makes diabetes self-management more difficult. Nurses who help manage these conditions are focused on identifying patients at risk for complications, promoting symptom management, and preventing further decline. The purpose of ... Read more >>

Res Gerontol Nurs (Research in gerontological nursing)
[2019, 12(4):203-212]

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Comparative Antiproliferative and Antiangiogenic Activity of Cacao Preparations (P06-048-19)

William Li, Vincent Li, Catherine Ward, Werner Müller, Maximilian Ackermann,

Abstract <h4>Objectives</h4> Multiple lines of evidence show the benefits of cacao on inflammation and cardiovascular disease. The relationship between cacao and cancer is less well defined. Cacao contains bioactive compounds with antiangiogenic properties, such as procyanidins and catechins. Angiogenesis, blood vessel formation, is critical for tumor growth and validated target ... Read more >>

Curr Dev Nutr (Current developments in nutrition)
[2019, 3(Suppl 1):]

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