Journal article

Longitudinal Trends of Participation in Relation to Mental Health in Children with and without Physical Difficulties

Ai-Wen Hwang, Chia-Hsieh Chang, Mats Granlund, Christine Imms, Chia-Ling Chen, Lin-Ju Kang

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

Children with physical disabilities (PD) are known to have participation restrictions when in inclusive settings alongside typically developing (TD) children. The restrictions in participation over time may affect their mental health status. This study aimed to investigate the longitudinal relationship between independence in activities (capability) and frequency of attendance in activities, in relation to perceived mental health status in children with and without PD. The participants were a convenience sample of parents of 77 school children with PD and 94 TD children who completed four assessments with a one-year interval between each assessment. Parents of these children were interviewed..

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Grants

Awarded by Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan


Awarded by Chung Gung Memorial Hospital Medical Research


Awarded by Chung Gung Memorial Hospital


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan (MOST 101-2314-B-182-088-, NSC 102-2628-B-182-001-MY3) and Chung Gung Memorial Hospital Medical Research (CMRPD1J0071). The APC was funded by Chung Gung Memorial Hospital (BMRPE09).