Home visits in the Danish High Risk and Resilience Study - VIA 7 Assessment of the home environment of 508 7-year-old children born to parents diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

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  • Ditte Lou Gantriis
  • Anne A E Thorup, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Center, Mental Health Services, The Capital Region of Denmark, Glostrup, Denmark
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  • Susanne Harder, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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  • Aja Neergaard Greve
  • Maria Toft Henriksen, Psychosis Research Unit, Aarhus University Hospital - Psychiatry, Palle Juul-Jensen Boulevard 175, DK-8200 Aarhus, Denmark; The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research, iPSYCH, Aarhus, Denmark; Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. Electronic address: karkoe@rm.dk., The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research, iPSYCH, Denmark.
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  • Kate Kold Zahle, Psychosis Research Unit, Aarhus University Hospital - Psychiatry, Palle Juul-Jensen Boulevard 175, DK-8200 Aarhus, Denmark; The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research, iPSYCH, Aarhus, Denmark; Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. Electronic address: karkoe@rm.dk., The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research, iPSYCH, Denmark.
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  • Henriette Stadsgaard, Psychosis Research Unit, Aarhus University Hospital - Psychiatry, Palle Juul-Jensen Boulevard 175, DK-8200 Aarhus, Denmark; The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research, iPSYCH, Aarhus, Denmark; Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. Electronic address: karkoe@rm.dk., The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research, iPSYCH, Denmark.
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  • Ditte Ellersgaard, Copenhagen University Hospital, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, Mental Health Services, Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen
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  • Birgitte Klee Burton, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Center, Mental Health Services, The Capital Region of Denmark, Glostrup, Denmark
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  • Camilla Jerlang Christiani, Copenhagen University Hospital, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, Mental Health Services, Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen
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  • Katrine Spang, Copenhagen University Hospital, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, Mental Health Services, Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen
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  • Nicoline Hemager, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Center, Mental Health Services, The Capital Region of Denmark, Glostrup, Denmark
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  • Jamal Uddin, f Department of Public Health, Section of Biostatistics , University of Copenhagen , Copenhagen , Denmark.
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  • Jens Richardt Møllegaard Jepsen, Centre for Clinical Intervention and Neuropsychiatric Schizophrenia Research, Copenhagen University Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital Centre Glostrup, Denmark
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  • Kerstin Jessica Plessen, Service of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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  • Merete Nordentoft, Copenhagen University Hospital, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, Mental Health Services, Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen
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  • Ole Mors
  • Vibeke Bliksted

OBJECTIVE: The home environment provided by the caregivers of a child is an influential single factor for development and wellbeing. We aimed to compare the quality of the home environment of children at familial high-risk of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder with population-based controls.

METHODS: Danish nationwide registers were used to retrieve a cohort of 522 7-year-old children of parents diagnosed with schizophrenia (N= 202), bipolar disorder (N = 120) or none of these diagnoses (N = 200). The home environment was assessed using the Middle Childhood-Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment Inventory (MC-HOME Inventory).

RESULTS: The proportion of children living in home environments that were evaluated not to meet the needs of a 7-year old child was significantly larger in the two familial high risk groups. This was true for 21% of the children with familial predisposition for schizophrenia and 7% of children with familial disposition for bipolar disorder.

CONCLUSION: Children born to parents diagnosed with schizophrenia and to a lesser extent bipolar disorder are at an increased risk of growing up in a home environment with an insufficient level of stimulation and support. Identifying families with inadequate home environments is a necessary step towards specialized help and support to at-risk families. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica
ISSN0001-690X
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StatusE-pub ahead of print - 2 jun. 2019

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