This event explored the measurement properties of mental health measures from the British birth cohorts, and the harmonisation process that enables them to be used in cross-study research. Presentation slides from the workshop are available below.
About the event
Across British birth cohorts, measures of mental health vary across the different studies and within the same study over time. We 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 to the harmonisation process that allows these to be compared across time and study.
It was delivered by Prof George Ploubidis, Dr Praveetha Patalay, Dr Eoin McElroy & Dr Aase Villadsen (UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies).
Read Prog George B. Ploubidis’ blog following the workshop, Unlocking the potential of mental health measures in the British birth cohorts.
Introduction to the day
Prof George B. Ploubidis
Overview of mental health measures in the British birth cohorts
Dr Praveetha Patalay
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