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Maternal sick leave due to psychiatric disorders following the birth of a child with special health care needs


Hauge, Lars Johan; Nes, Ragnhild Bang; Kornstad, Tom; Kristensen, Petter; Irgens, Lorentz M; Landolt, Markus A; Eskedal, Leif T; Vollrath, Margarete E (2015). Maternal sick leave due to psychiatric disorders following the birth of a child with special health care needs. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(8):804-813.

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Objective: Child-related stress following the birth of a child with special health care needs (SHCN) can take a toll on parental health. This study examined how the risk of sick leave due to psychiatric disorders (PD) among mothers of children with SHCN compares with that of mothers of children without SHCN during early motherhood.
Methods: Responses from 58,532 mothers participating in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study were linked to national registries and monitored for physician-certified sick leave from the month of their child's first birthday until the month of their child's fourth birthday.
Results: As compared with mothers of children without SHCN, mothers of children with mild and moderate/severe care needs were at substantial risk of a long-term sick leave due to PD in general and due to depression more specifically. 
Conclusions: Extensive childhood care needs are strongly associated with impaired mental health in maternal caregivers during early motherhood

Abstract

Objective: Child-related stress following the birth of a child with special health care needs (SHCN) can take a toll on parental health. This study examined how the risk of sick leave due to psychiatric disorders (PD) among mothers of children with SHCN compares with that of mothers of children without SHCN during early motherhood.
Methods: Responses from 58,532 mothers participating in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study were linked to national registries and monitored for physician-certified sick leave from the month of their child's first birthday until the month of their child's fourth birthday.
Results: As compared with mothers of children without SHCN, mothers of children with mild and moderate/severe care needs were at substantial risk of a long-term sick leave due to PD in general and due to depression more specifically. 
Conclusions: Extensive childhood care needs are strongly associated with impaired mental health in maternal caregivers during early motherhood

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study; child care; depression; employment; sick leave; special health care needs; work absence
Language:English
Date:1 September 2015
Deposited On:02 Nov 2018 15:42
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 09:58
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0146-8693
OA Status:Green
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsv034
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicenceoxford101093jpepsyjsv034 (Library Catalogue)
PubMed ID:25911588

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