Journal article

Definitions and Operationalization of Mental Health Problems, Wellbeing and Participation Constructs in Children with NDD: Distinctions and Clarifications

Mats Granlund, Christine Imms, Gillian King, Anna Karin Andersson, Lilly Augustine, Rob Brooks, Henrik Danielsson, Jennifer Gothilander, Magnus Ivarsson, Lars-Olov Lundqvist, Frida Lygnegard, Lena Almqvist

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Children with impairments are known to experience more restricted participation than other children. It also appears that low levels of participation are related to a higher prevalence of mental health problems in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). The purpose of this conceptual paper is to describe and define the constructs mental health problems, mental health, and participation to ensure that future research investigating participation as a means to mental health in children and adolescents with NDD is founded on conceptual clarity. We first discuss the difference between two aspects of mental health problems, namely mental disorder and mental illness. This discussion serve..

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Grants

Awarded by Swedish Research Council (VR)


Funding Acknowledgements

This research took place within the research program CHILD-PMH (Child Participation and Mental Health), which was funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR) grant number 2018-05824.