Journal article

Trajectories and Outcomes Among Children With Special Health Care Needs

Jon Quach, Pauline W Jansen, Fiona K Mensah, Melissa Wake



BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Outcomes for children with special health care needs (SHCN) can vary by their patterns and persistence over time. We aimed to empirically establish typical SHCN trajectories throughout childhood and their predictive relationships with child and parent outcomes. METHODS: The 2 cohorts of the nationally representative Longitudinal Study of Australian Children were recruited in 2004 at ages 0 to 1 (n = 5107, B cohort) and 4 to 5 years (n = 4983, K cohort). The parent-reported Children With SHCN Screener (Short Form) was completed at each of 4 biennial waves. Wave 4 outcomes were parent-reported behavior and health-related quality of life, teacher-reported learning, and..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by Australian National Health Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Program. The Australian Research Council supports Dr Quach (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award DE140100751), and the Australian National Health Medical Research Council supports Dr Mensah (Early Career Fellowship 1037449) and Professor Wake (Senior Research Fellowship 1046518).