Impact of chronic health conditions and injury on school performance

Impact of chronic health conditions and injury on school performance

Impact of chronic health conditions and injury on school performance

Project Members - Macquarie University

Rebecca Mitchell - Associate Professor  E: r.mitchell@mq.edu.au

Reidar Lystad - Research Fellow  E: reidar.lystad@mq.edu.au

Dr Olav Nielssen - Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, MQ Health, Macquarie University

Dr Anne McMaugh - Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University

Dr Carolyn Schniering - Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University

Project Main Description

Children who have sustained a serious injury or who have a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or epilepsy, may have their school performance adversely impacted by the condition, treatment of the condition and/or time away from school.

This research will examine the impact on school performance and high school completion of children who are hospitalised for an injury or a chronic health condition—namely diabetes, epilepsy, asthma or mental health conditions—compared with children who have not been seriously affected and hospitalised for these health conditions.

Publications

The following articles from this research have been published:

  • Mitchell R. Cameron C. Lystad R. Nielssen O. McMaugh A. Herkes G. Schniering C. Hng T-M. (in-press 21 August 2019) Impact of chronic health conditions and injury on school performance and health outcomes in New South Wales, Australia: a study protocol.  BMJ Paediatrics Open - https://bmjpaedsopen.bmj.com/content/3/1/e000530

Collaborators

  • Associate Professor Cate Cameron - Jamieson Trauma Institute and School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology
  • Associate Professor Geoffrey Herkes - Royal North Shore Hospital and University of Sydney
  • Dr Tien-Ming Hng - Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital, Sydney, and School of Medicine, Western Sydney University

Related Streams of Research

Health outcomes

Project Status

Current

Centres Related to this Project

Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science

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