Projects in this research theme explore trajectories of medical service use from childhood through adolescence or adulthood. Most of these projects utilize data from the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec and the Ministère de la sante et des services sociaux.

Some questions addressed in this research theme include:

What kind of services do children and adolescents with conduct problems need? What factors influence their need for services? How do they feel about the services they receive?

What kind of services do maltreated children (with and without conduct problems) need? How do the trajectories of medical service use of maltreated children compare to those of children from the general population? Is the reception of parenting programs offered to maltreating families related to these trajectories over time?


Supported by the following research grants (* denotes principal investigators):

Langevin, R.,* Daigneault, I., Esposito, T., Geoffroy, M.-C., Hebert, M., Helie, S., & Temcheff, C. Intergenerational continuity of reported child maltreatment: Epidemiological study of the prevalence and health-related risk factors. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, (371, 024$), 2022-2027

Temcheff, C.E.*, Letarte, M.-J.*, Belisle, V., Daigneault, I., Helie, S. Effects of Parenting Programs on Trajectories of Medical Service Utilization among Boys and Girls receiving Child Protective Services. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, (295, 000$), 2021-2026.

Temcheff, C.E.,* Geoffroy, M.-C.,* Boutin, S., Colman, I., Côté, S., Latimer, E., Orri, M., Poirier, M., Tremblay, R., & Vitaro, F. Associations of Childhood Emotional and Behavioural Problems with Medical Services Utilization and Costs: A Life Course Study. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, (332, 776$), 2021-2026.

Déry, M.*, Martin-Storey, A., Temcheff, C.E. Stigma and service use among adolescents with conduct problems: A qualitative study. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Development Grant (37, 000$), 2019-2022.

Temcheff, C.E.,* Déry, M.,* Sougavinski, M., Latimer, E., Martin-Storey, A., & Xenocostas, S. A Prospective, Longitudinal Study of Medical Service Usage comparing Boys and Girls with and without Conduct Problems. Partnerships for Health System Improvement, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (399,126$), Fonds de recherche du Québec en santé (40,000$), Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux (40,000$), 2014-2022.


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