Journal article

Emotional difficulties and self-harm among British adolescents with and without disabilities: Cross sectional study

Eric Emerson, Tania King, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Allison Milner, Zoe Aitken, Joanne Arciuli, Anne Kavanagh

Disability and Health Journal | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known about the prevalence of emotional difficulties and self-harm among adolescents with a disability. OBJECTIVE: Our aims were: (1) to estimate the prevalence of emotional difficulties and self-harm among British adolescents with and without disability; (2) to determine whether prevalence varies by gender, severity of disability and type of functional limitation associated with disability. METHODS: Secondary analysis of age 14 data from the UK's Millennium Cohort Study. RESULTS: Adolescents with disability reported significantly higher rates of emotional difficulties and self-harm than their non-disabled peers. Among participants with and without disability, prevalenc..

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