Maternal Adversity, Vulnerability and Neurodevelopment
Maternal Adversity Vulnerability and Neurodevelopment (MAVAN) project is a prospective community-based, pregnancy and birth cohort of Canadian mother-child dyads. The main objective of MAVAN project is to examine the pre- and postnatal influences, and their interaction, in determining individual differences in children development. The MAVAN project is designed to examine the consequences of fetal adversity as a function of the quality of the postnatal environment, focusing on mother-infant interactions.
- Start Year
- End Year
- Douglas Mental Health University Institute
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- The mothers were recruited between 13 to 20 weeks and interviewed between 24 to 36 weeks of pregnancy while dyads were followed from three-month post-partum onward. Dyads were assessed at 3, 6, 12, 18 months, and yearly from age 24 months onwards. Mothers were first assessed during their pregnancy (∼26 weeks) and then followed at multiple time points that included home visits and laboratory sessions.
O'Donnell KA, Gaudreau H, Colalillo S, Steiner M, Atkinson L, Moss E, Goldberg S, Karama S, Matthews SG, Lydon JE et al. 2014. The maternal adversity, vulnerability and neurodevelopment project: theory and methodology. Can J Psychiatry. 59(9):497-508.
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
- Supplementary Information
- Our community sample consisted of mothers recruited in Montréal (Québec) and Hamilton (Ontario), Canada, at 13 to 20 weeks' gestation.
Availability of data and biosamples
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.