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LIFECOURSE SIGNED

A MULTILEVEL ANALYSIS ON THE EFFECTS OF STRESS ON BIOLOGY, EMOTIONS AND BEHAVIOUR THROUGHOUT CHILDHOOD

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Project "LIFECOURSE" data sheet

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Coordinator
HASKOLINN I REYKJAVIK EHF 

Organization address
address: MENNTAVEGUR 1
city: REYKJAVIK
postcode: 101
website: www.ru.is

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 Coordinator Country Iceland [IS]
 Project website http://www.lifecourse.is
 Total cost 1˙999˙188 €
 EC max contribution 1˙999˙188 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-07-01   to  2020-06-30

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1    HASKOLINN I REYKJAVIK EHF IS (REYKJAVIK) coordinator 1˙999˙188.00

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 Project objective

The overall objective of the proposed research is to improve our understanding of the interplay between biological, environmental, and social factors that influence the development of harmful behaviours in adolescents. We propose to conduct the first multilevel cohort study of its kind that would combine biological, behavioural, and social data from before birth through adolescence for an entire population birth cohort of adolescents. The program is based in Iceland due to a unique infrastructure for the collection of health and social registry data as well as available access to a whole cohort of adolescents. We will extend our previous work using a multilevel developmental framework to identify both individual and collective level variables to study the independent and interactive effects of biological, environmental, and social determinants of adolescent harmful behaviours, with special emphasis on the influence of stress on substance use, self-inflicted harm, suicidal behaviour, and delinquency. Our retrospective longitudinal database will include existing registry information on maternal, child, and environmental determinants of adolescent harmful behaviours, measured prior to birth, at the time of birth, and during the infant, toddler, preschool, middle-childhood and early adolescent years, for the entire 2000 year birth cohort. We will prospectively measure biomarkers in human saliva and use an existing social survey infrastructure to add to the registry database. We have acquired all necessary ethical and organizational permissions and have carried out a preliminary study that shows registry data compliance of over 90% for all variables we intend to combine. This is a fundamental research project, examining unchartered territory. The results of this project will stimulate international research but more importantly, an understanding that will lead to better policies, planning and quality of life for young people in Europe and beyond.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Alfgeir L. Kristjansson, Ingibjorg E. Thorisdottir, Thora Steingrimsdottir, John P. Allegrante, Christa L. Lilly, Inga D. Sigfusdottir
Maternal smoking during pregnancy and scholastic achievement in childhood: evidence from the LIFECOURSE cohort study
published pages: 850-855, ISSN: 1101-1262, DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckx074
European Journal of Public Health 27/5 2019-06-06
2016 Inga Dora Sigfusdottir, Alfgeir Logi Kristjansson, Thorolfur Thorlindsson, John P. Allegrante
Stress and adolescent well-being: the need for an interdisciplinary framework
published pages: daw038, ISSN: 0957-4824, DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daw038
Health Promotion International 2019-06-06
2017 Laufey Dís Ragnarsdottir, Alfgeir L. Kristjansson, Ingibjorg Eva Thorisdottir, John P. Allegrante, Heiddis Valdimarsdottir, Steinunn Gestsdottir, Inga Dora Sigfusdottir
Cumulative risk over the early life course and its relation to academic achievement in childhood and early adolescence
published pages: 36-41, ISSN: 0091-7435, DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.12.019
Preventive Medicine 96 2019-06-06

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