Parentification Among Children Whose Parents Cope With a Serious Mental Illness

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2012 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01527227
First received: November 21, 2011
Last updated: February 2, 2012
Last verified: January 2012
  Purpose

The research will examine effects of personal, familial, societal and intergenerational characteristics on parentification, the effects of parentification on the quality of life of the child and what encourages a better quality of life. This research will include 130 children between the ages of 10-18 who live with at least one parent who struggles with serious mental illness in a comparison to 130 children of the same socio-demographic characteristics raised by parents from a non-clinical population. The differences between these two populations with regard to parentification, quality of life, social support and fairness will also be examined. The parents and the children will fill out questionnaires. The research group will be recruited from rehabilitation services, mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals and social welfare departments with sampling method. The comparison group will be recruited from schools. This research broadens the knowledge of the causes and the repercussions of parentification among children of parents who struggles with serious mental illness in comparison with children raised by parents from a non-clinical population. Few studies have examined children of the mentally ill in Israel, and there are none which examined parentification.


Condition Intervention
Mental Illness
Other: questionnaires

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Parentification Among Children Whose Parents Cope With a Serious Mental Illness

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Further study details as provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Filial Responsibility Scale-Youth (child fill out) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Responses to the 34-items are given on a 4-point Likert scale ("not at all true" to "very true") and assess instrumental caregiving (e.g., "I work to make money for my family"),emotional caregiving (e.g., "I often try to keep the peace in my family")and perceived fairness (e.g., "In my family, I am often asked to do more than my share."). Higher scores indicate higher levels of caregiving and perceived fairness.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The Social Support Appraisals Scale (Dubow & Ullman,1989)(child fill out) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    31-item scale assesses the child's appraisals of peer, family, and teacher support.The child responds to each item on a 5-point continuum (1 = always, 5 =never).

  • "The Alabama Parenting Questionnaire"; Shelton, Frick & Wootton, 1996 (parent fill out) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    The APQ measures five dimensions of parenting that are relevant to the etiology and treatment of child externalizing problems: (1) positive involvement with children, (2) supervision and monitoring, (3) use of positive discipline techniques, (4) consistency in the use of such discipline and (5) use of corporal punishment.

    This study use only positive involvement dimension


  • Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI) (parent fill out) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Two scales termed 'care' and 'overprotection' or 'control', measure fundamental parental styles as perceived by the child. The measure is 'retrospective', meaning that adults (over 16 years) complete the measure for how they remember their parents during their first 16 years. The measure is to be completed for both mothers and fathers separately. There are 25 item questions, including 12 'care' items and 13 'overprotection' items.

  • Social support and social conflict (parent fill out) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questions were developed to measure the affect, affirmation, and aid components of social support from Extended family and spouse. social support and social conflict items were rated on 5-point Likert-type scales with options that ranged from not at all to a great deal


Estimated Enrollment: 130
Study Start Date: January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
children of mentally ill
This research will include 130 children between the ages of 10-18 who live with at least one parent who struggles with serious mental illness in a comparison to 130 children of the same socio-demographic characteristics raised by parents from a non-clinical population
Other: questionnaires
The research will examine effects of personal, familial, societal and intergenerational characteristics on parentification, the effects of parentification on the quality of life of the child and what encourages a better quality of life.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 19 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

The research group will be recruited by the WHO and ICMJE with sampling method. The comparison group will be recruited from schools.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children who live with at least one parent who struggles with serious mental illness

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Arabic children
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01527227

Locations
Israel
Rehabilitation Services Recruiting
All the Country, Israel
Contact: Nirit Gutman Gal, M.A Social Work    0506265304    gutman.nirit@gmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01527227     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 84-11
Study First Received: November 21, 2011
Last Updated: February 2, 2012
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
Children of mentally ill

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders

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