Children with mental versus physical health problems: differences in perceived disease severity, health care service utilization and parental health literacy
Michelle Dey, Jen Wang, Anthony Francis Jorm, Meichun Mohler-Kuo
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2015
PURPOSE: To compare children with mental and physical health problems regarding (1) perceived disease severity; (2) the impact of their condition on their families; (3) their utilization of health care services (including satisfaction with care); and (4) parents' health literacy about their child's condition and its treatment. Furthermore, we examined whether parents' health literacy differs between types of mental health condition. METHODS: Parental reports about their 9- to 14-year-old children with mental (n = 785) or physical health problems (n = 475) were analyzed from the population-based National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs in Switzerland. RESULTS: Mental health ..View full abstract
Awarded by Swiss National Science Foundation
The survey was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (325130_125486) and the Swiss School of Public Health plus. Michelle Dey is supported by a fellowship (P2ZHP1_148710) from the Swiss National Science Foundation.