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Caregiver alcohol use and mental health among children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-16 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T12:40:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T12:40:45Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-16 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11793
dc.description.abstract Research in the developed world suggests that parental alcohol use negatively impacts child mental health. However, little research has examined these relations among children in the developing world and no studies to date have done so in the context of AIDS-orphan hood. Therefore, the present study tested the interactive effect of AIDS-orphan status with caregiver alcohol use on child mental health. The sample included 742 children recruited from Mangaung in the Free State Province of South Africa. Child mental health was assessed via child self-report, caregiver, and teacher reports; and caregiver alcohol use via self-report. Path analyses, via structural equation modeling, revealed significant direct effects for AIDS-orphan status on caregiver-reported child mental health; and for caregiver alcohol-use problems on teacher-reported child mental health. However, the interaction effect of AIDS-orphan status with caregiver alcohol use did not reach significance on all three reports of child mental health problems. These results suggest that orphan status and caregiver alcohol use may independently relate to mental health problems in children and that the effects of both should be considered in the context of the mental health needs of children in AIDS-affected countries. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ADOLESCENT BOYS en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN (OVC) en
dc.subject CHILDREN en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.title Caregiver alcohol use and mental health among children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 29(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle AIDS Care en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10238 en
dc.PageNumber 399-407 en
dc.outputnumber 9191 en
dc.bibliographictitle Jardin, C., Marais, L., Bakhshaie, J., Skinner, D., Neighbors, C., Zvolensky, M. & Sharp, C. (2017) Caregiver alcohol use and mental health among children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa. <i>AIDS Care</i>. 29(3):399-407. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Jardin, C. en
dc.contributor.author2 Marais, L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Bakhshaie, J. en
dc.contributor.author4 Skinner, D. en
dc.contributor.author5 Neighbors, C. en
dc.contributor.author6 Zvolensky, M. en
dc.contributor.author7 Sharp, C. en


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