Journal article

Hearing, speech reception, vocabulary and language: population epidemiology and concordance in Australian children aged 11 to 12 years and their parents

Julia Smith, Jing Wang, Anneke C Grobler, Katherine Lange, Susan A Clifford, Melissa Wake

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology and parent-child concordance of hearing, speech reception, vocabulary and language in Australian parent-child dyads at child age 11 to 12 years. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study (Child Health CheckPoint) nested within the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. SETTING: Assessment centres in seven Australian cities and eight regional towns or home visits around Australia, February 2015 to March 2016. PARTICIPANTS: Of all participating CheckPoint families (n=1874), 1516 children (50% female) and 1520 parents (87% mothers, mean age 43.8 years) undertook at least one of four measurements of hearing and language. OUTCOME MEASURES: Hearing..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia


Awarded by Royal Children's Hospital Foundation


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


Awarded by Financial Markets Foundation for Children


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (Project Grants 1041352, 1109355), The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation (2014-241), the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), The University of Melbourne, the National Heart Foundation of Australia (100660), Financial Markets Foundation for Children (2014-055, 2016310), and the Victoria Deaf Education Institute. MW is supported by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship 1046518 and Cure Kids New Zealand. The MCRI administered the research grants for the study and provided infrastructural support (IT and biospecimen management) to its staff and the study, but played no role in the conduct or analysis of the trial. DSS played a role in study design; however, no other funding bodies had a role in the study design and conduct; data collection, management, analysis and interpretation; preparation, review or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication. Research at the MCRI is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Programme.