Show simple item record Svistovski, Marise 2018-07-12T16:12:06Z 2018-07-12T16:12:06Z 2017-08-03 2018-07-12T16:12:06Z en
dc.description.abstract Pediatric medical traumatic stress (PMTS) has been defined as “a set of psychological and physiological responses of children and their families to pain, injury, serious illness, medical procedures, and invasive or frightening treatment experiences”.1 It refers to a continuum of trauma symptoms (e.g., arousal, re-experiencing, avoidance) which may be present without meeting criteria for a full diagnosis of PTSD or ASD2, and which may contribute to later mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and depression. Currently, little is known about the long term mental health outcomes of pediatric surgical patients, particularly when surgery is more invasive. The purpose of this project will be to use existing administrative data to compare the mental health outcomes of pediatric patients who received more invasive surgical procedures (e.g., required hospitalization) as compared to less invasive surgical procedures (e.g., outpatient care only) with matched controls between the years of 1981 and 1991. We will compare the mental health outcomes of these groups over time, including clinical diagnoses of depression or anxiety and psychotropic drug prescriptions. We hypothesize that children who experienced more invasive surgeries will also experience more mental health difficulties in adulthood than children who experienced less invasive surgeries or matched controls. The role of the BSc Med student will be to learn how to apply for permission to access the administrative data, code and analyze the data, review the scientific literature and summarize the results. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship RH Institute Foundation en_US
dc.subject pediatric patients en_US
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.subject Pediatric medical traumatic stress (PMTS) en_US
dc.title Long-term mental health outcomes of pediatric surgery patients en_US

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