Archives: August 2022

22 Aug 2022

SCAMP Study Finding: Bidirectional associations between sleep problems and behavioural difficulties and health-related quality of life

Our study showed bidirectional associations between sleep problems and mental health symptoms during adolescence, indicating that early intervention and treatment on the first-occurring symptom may prevent the development of subsequent problems. Read the full article here.

22 Aug 2022

SCAMP Study Finding: Digital Technology and BMI

We found an association between digital technology use and BMI in teenagers. Generally, participants with lower socioeconomic status reported more use of digital technology. Controlling for socioeconomic status, internet use on mobile phones for more than 3 hours per...

15 Jul 2022

SCAMP Study Finding: Bilingualism has a positive effect on working memory, especially in disadvantaged pupils

Our colleagues over at UCL’s Institute of Education (IOE) have published some fascinating findings on the benefits of bilingualism, based on SCAMP data. “It is also very important to note that the SCAMP project had different aims and was...

21 Oct 2020

Initial insights from SCAMP-COVID research: How COVID-19 is affecting adolescents and their mental health.

We have been awarded a grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to investigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent mental health and wellbeing. Across a 12-month period, we will survey SCAMP participants, who are currently aged...

07 Oct 2020

SCAMP Study Findings: Why People Do and Don’t Take Part in Health Research

In Spring 2018, we did research with some SCAMP parents and other members of the public to discuss the enablers and barriers to taking part in health research like the SCAMP study, and to develop solutions together to overcome...

20 Jul 2020

SCAMP Study Findings: Teens, Social Media, and Wellbeing

We recently published some research using SCAMP data. A summary of this research is below along with researcher contact details and a link to the full paper. We have recently conducted some research using the SCAMP study data into...

03 May 2019

SCAMP study findings – Screen time before bed and quality of sleep