Pacific Islands Families Study
originally posted by admin on 9 June 2011 and updated 23 June 2015
The Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study is following a cohort of 1398 Pacific children within their family environment over the first 13 years of the child's life. Extensive consultation within Pacific communities has contributed to the development of this multidisciplinary project and the inclusion of psychosocial and health concepts that are relevant to these communities. It is anticipated that this prospective, longitudinal study will generate important practical information on Pacific child and family health and psychosocial functioning over critical developmental stages.
The PIF Study’s broad aims are to determine optimum pathways for Pacific children and families during critical developmental periods by identifying risk and resilience factors that influence positive and negative outcomes; and to provide Pacific-specific evidence and make empirically-based strategic recommendations to improve the health and well-being of Pacific children and families and address the social disparities they face in New Zealand.
The PIF Study is being undertaken by a team of researchers under the leadership of Professor Janis Paterson and Dr El-Shadan Tautolo.
Jan 1, 1998
The homepage of the study is hosted by Auckland University of Technology, http://www.niphmhr.aut.ac.nz/research-centres/centre-for-pacific-health-and-development-research/pacific-islands-families-study