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Repercussion of maternal depression on children's socioemotional competences in early adolescence: 2004 Pelotas birth cohort

Grant number: 17/22723-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2018
Effective date (End): January 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Preventive Medicine
Principal researcher:Alicia Matijasevich Manitto
Grantee:Jessica Mayumi Maruyama
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Child development is a result of the interaction between genetic factors, environmental factors and how the child responds to external and social stimuli. To achieve success in personal and professional spheres, it is required competencies built throughout the individual's life, which are influenced by events that occur from early childhood to late adolescence. In recent decades, several studies show that socio-emotional competences are as important as cognitive abilities in predicting positive outcomes for individual and collective health. Examples of such competences include lócus of control, self-esteem, emotional control, peer relationship, and pro-social behavior. Maternal depression has a strong influence on the family environment and is considered a risk factor for the development of psychopathologies in children. There is evidence that children of depressed mothers had lower self-esteem scores, poor emotional control, and externalizing problems related to hostile behaviors with their peers, with consequent impairments in healthy social interactions. Objective: to evaluate the impact of maternal depression on socioemotional competences (locus of control, self-esteem, emotional control, peer relationships and prosocial behavior) in early adolescence in the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort. Methods: the study design is a population-based birth cohort in the city of Pelotas (RS), which includes all live births in 2004. All data were collected by trained staff. Outcomes are the socioemotional skills of children at 11/12 years of age measured by validated scales. The main exposure is maternal depression, evaluated in each of the follow-ups (3, 12, 24 and 48 months, 6 and 11 years). Other exposures will be analyzed, which may act as confounding, mediators or effect modifiers variables of the studied association. Results: The expected results may contribute with recommendations that guide future preventive measures and/or interventions that minimize the impact of maternal depression on offspring and promote the development of socioemotional skills in children. (AU)

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BOZZINI, ANA BEATRIZ; MARUYAMA, JESSICA MAYUMI; MUNHOZ, TIAGO N.; BARROS, ALUISIO J. D.; BARROS, FERNANDO C.; SANTOS, INA S.; MATIJASEVICH, ALICIA. Trajectories of maternal depressive symptoms and offspring's risk behavior in early adolescence: data from the 2004 Pelotas birth cohort study. BMC Psychiatry, v. 21, n. 1, . (17/22723-5, 14/13864-6)
MARUYAMA, JESSICA MAYUMI; SANTOS, INA S.; MUNHOZ, TIAGO NEUENFELD; MATIJASEVICH, ALICIA. Maternal depression trajectories and offspring positive attributes and social aptitudes at early adolescence: 2004 Pelotas birth cohort. EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, v. 30, n. 12, p. 1939-1948, . (17/22723-5, 14/13864-6)
LA MAISON, CAROLINA; MARUYAMA, JESSICA M.; MUNHOZ, TIAGO N.; SANTOS, INA S.; DO AMARAL, MARIANA R.; ANSELMI, LUCIANA; BARROS, FERNANDO C.; PASTOR-VALERO, MARIA; MATIJASEVICH, ALICIA. Continuity of psychiatric disorders between 6 and 11 years of age in the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, v. 42, n. 5, p. 496-502, . (14/13864-6, 17/22723-5)
TURNER, SAMANTHA; MARUYAMA, JESSICA MAYUMI; MATIJASEVICH, ALICIA; PASTOR-VALERO, MARIA. Breastfeeding and the Development of Socio-Emotional Competencies: A Systematic Review. BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE, . (17/22723-5)
MATIJASEVICH, ALICIA; PEARSON, REBECCA M.; DE MOLA, CHRISTIAN LORET; MARUYAMA, JESSICA MAYUMI; LA MAISON, CAROLINA; MUNHOZ, TIAGO N.; BARROS, FERNANDO C.; SANTOS, INA S.; BARROS, ALUISIO J. D.. Early child stimulation and attention-related executive functions at 11 years: 2004 Pelotas birth cohort study. EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, v. 29, n. 9, . (17/22723-5, 14/13864-6)
MARUYAMA, JESSICA MAYUMI; PASTOR-VALERO, MARIA; SANTOS, INA S.; MUNHOZ, TIAGO N.; BARROS, FERNANDO C.; MATIJASEVICH, ALICIA. Impact of maternal depression trajectories on offspring socioemotional competences at age 11: 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort. Journal of Affective Disorders, v. 253, p. 8-17, . (17/22723-5, 14/13864-6)

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