Research Theme: Mental Health

 

Name:  Angelina Sutin

Institution:  Florida State University College of Medicine

Contact: Angelina.sutin@med.fsu.edu

Completion:  July 2022

Funder: N/A

 

Project: The purpose of the proposed project is to examine the association between personality and cognition.  Personality traits have been shown to be associated with risk of Alzheimers disease and other dementias.  Less is known about its association with specific aspects of cognitive functioning particularly in different cultural contexts.  With data from Tilda, we would like to examine different associations between personality and memory and mental status and whether associations are similar or different from those found in samples from the United States.

This project is also recorded under the theme Cognitive Functioning.

 

Name:  Luca Cattelani

Institution:  University of Bologna

Contact: luca.cattelani@unibo.it

Completion:  January 2019

Funder:  N/A

 

Project: We are interested in using the TILDA waves to provide validation to our FRAT-up risk-assessing methodology applied to the risk of depression, and to compare results obtained from TILDA with similar results from other datasets. We would also like to explore possible improvements to the algorithm, and comparisons with other algorithms.

 

Name:  Christina Bryant

Institution:  University of Melbourne

Contact: cbryant@unimelb.edu.au

Completion:  January 2018

Funder:  University of Melbourne

 

Project: This study aims to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between heart rate variability (HRV) and depressive symptoms in adults aged over 60.

 

Name:  Kathyan Kelly

Institution:  Trinity College Dublin

Contact: kellyk12@tcd.ie

Completion:  31/08/2018

Funder: N/A

 

Project: The intent is to examine, in light of international research, the effect of the death of a child on older Irish parents. The dataset will be analysed under a number of variables including: Martial disruption; depression; anxiety; self-rated health; social participation and life satisfaction in terms of bereaved and non-bereaved respondents in wave 1 and 2, controlling for age, gender, educational levels and socio economic status. Results will be explored around the development of theory of grief, the issue of social exclusion and access to mental health services for older adults in Ireland.

 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld

 

Project:  I intend to use these datasets to answer a research question for an econometrics assignment. I hope to use explanatory variables like average years of education, % of population going into tertiary level education, alcohol abuse, divorce rates and youth unemployment rate over a period of time, to explain the dependent variables of the number of suicides each year in Ireland.

 

 

Name: Annette Burns
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Contact: annetteburns@rcsi.ie
Completion: September 2017

Project: I intend to use the dataset to explore rates of smoking- related abnormalities in those with mental health difficulties.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Alcohol Consumption and Smoking and Health.

 

 

Name: Olga Cleary
Institution: Institute of Public Health
Contact: olga.cleary@publichealth.ie
Completion: October 2016

Project: The Institute of Public Health wish to develop a research paper and policy brief on the prevalence of physical-mental health multimorbidity in the Republic of Ireland and compare prevalence between the Republic and Northern Ireland. Multimorbidity is an increasingly problematic issue in public health. There is a strong bi-directional association between mental and physical health. Poor mental health is associated with a greater risk of physical health problems, and poor physical health is associated with a greater risk of mental health problems (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2010). There is no evidence to date in an Irish context on the prevalence of physical-mental health multimorbidity in the community-dwelling population. We intend to examine the range of physical and mental health conditions in both TILDA datasets to establish the prevalence of physical-mental health multimorbidity in the community-dwelling older population in Ireland. In addition, we aim to explore the possibility of merging Wave 1 TILDA data with the 2010 Northern Ireland Health Survey to compare prevalence rates in both jurisdictions. We also intend on exploring the prevalence of physical-mental health multimorbidity between demographic groups in both jurisdictions. Physical-mental health multimorbidity will be defined as the co-occurence of at least one physical and one a mental health condition. Conditions will be selected from the self-reported list of conditions as assessed by the CAPI questionnaire.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Physical Activity.

 

  

Name: Claire Gallery
Institution: PAUL Partnership
Contact: cgallery@paulpartnership.ie
Completion: Withheld

Project: We intend to use this data in a CARDI-funded data mining project to allow comparisons between the North and South of Ireland. The aim of this study is to investigate whether pain mediates or moderates the association between physical activity and depressive symptoms in Irish adults aged 50 years or more. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Physical Activity.

 

  

Name: Matthew Herring
Institution: University of Limerick
Contact: matthew.herring@ul.ie
Completion: June 2017

Project: Title: ‘Relations of physical activity and sedentary behaviour with mental health outcomes and relevant biomarkers’. The proposed project is part of the DEDIPAC KH (Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity Choice Knowledge Hub). DEDIPAC is a pillar of the Joint Programme Initiative: A healthy diet for a healthy life. The proposed project involved the examination of four datasets: TILDA, CClaS, the Hoorn Prevention Study and TEENDIAB. Variables from the following sections within TILDA will be utilised: DIS, MD, MH, COG, place. A life-span approach will be considered. Longitudinal changes within TILDA are of specific interest.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Physical Activity.

 

 

Name: Caroline Kelleher
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Contact: carolinekelleher@rcsi.ie
Completion: September 2013

Project: We intend to use this data in a CARDI-funded data mining project to allow comparisons between the North and South of Ireland. The aim of this study is to investigate whether pain mediates or moderates the association between physical activity and depressive symptoms in Irish adults aged 50 years or more. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Physical Activity.

 

 

Name: Ziggi Ivan Santini
Institution: Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu
Contact: ziggi.santini@gmail.com
Completion: December 2014

Project: For research purposes to publish an academic article in a scientific journal relating to social support and mental health. End date approximately end of year 2014.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Community and Social Support.

 

 

Name: Di Wang
Institution: University of Southampton
Contact: dw2n13@soton.ac.uk
Completion: Withheld

Project: I expect that depression, fear and social anxiety will influence the financial risk taking. According to the codebook of TILDA, I find in mental health section and financial wealth section, there are variables to detect their relationship. Therefore, I am applying for the use of this dataset. 

 

 

Name: Sean Whelan
Institution: University College Cork
Contact: s.whelan@rocketmail.com
Completion: August 2015

Project: This study seeks to look at a large, nationally representative sample of Irish people aged over 50, to look at the association between diabetes and mental impairment, to examine the patterns of mental abilities affected by diabetes and then to look at the path by which diabetes may lead to the impairment of mental abilities.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Health

 

 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion:December 2018

Project: This PhD will use TILDA data to discover and analyse associations between alcohol misuse, and the variables of depression, and generalised anxiety disorder, in an Irish population aged over 65. Research question: what is the relationship between older adult mental health status (depression, and generalised anxiety disorder) and levels of alcohol use?

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Alcohol Consumption and Smoking.

 

 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: September 2013

Project: I would like to use the dataset as part of my dissertation project. The dissertation will look at factors related to depression, anxiety and suicide ideation among this cohort.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Physical Activity.

 

 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: December 2018

Project: The proposed doctorate aims to discover and analyse the relationships between the behaviours of alcohol consumption and smoking and the psychosocial variables of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, insomnia, social connectedness and cognitive functioning in an older population (aged 65 and above). 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Alcohol Consumption and Smoking and Cognitive Functioning

 

 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: July 2016

Project: We are conducting research on mental health and social network. We are going to analyze the TILDA data in order to identify the factors associated with mental health, cognitive impairment and social network. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Cognitive Functioning and Community and Social Support.

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