The prevalence of chronic conditions impacting on daily function and the association with emotional wellbeing among a national sample of high school students

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dc.contributor.author Denny
dc.contributor.author de Silva, M
dc.contributor.author Fleming
dc.contributor.author Clark, TC
dc.contributor.author Merry, S
dc.contributor.author Ameratunga, S
dc.contributor.author Milfont, T
dc.contributor.author Farrant, B
dc.contributor.author Fortune, SA
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-03T02:11:59Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-03T02:11:59Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11-1
dc.identifier.issn 1054-139X
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/58399
dc.description.abstract Purpose This study aims to describe the prevalence of self-reported chronic health conditions among high school students in New Zealand, the extent to which the condition impacts on their activities and socialization, and to explore the association between the level of impact of the illness or disability and the emotional well-being of students with chronic health conditions. Methods A two-stage cluster sample of 9,107 students (Years 9–13) from 96 New Zealand high schools participated in a 2007 health survey using internet tablets. Students were asked about any chronic illness or disabilities lasting more than 6 months, the impact of the illness or disabilities on their daily activities and socialization, and their depressive symptoms (RADS-SF) and emotional well-being (WHO-5). Results Almost one in five students (18%) reported a chronic health condition. Among them, 28% reported an impact of their illness or disability on their activities, and 8% reported an impact on their ability to socialize. High levels of depressive symptoms were found among students with chronic health conditions reporting that their illness or disability impacts their activities (18%) or their ability to socialize (40%), and this was significantly higher than among students without chronic health conditions (10%). Conclusions Our findings suggest that there is a large group of adolescents with chronic health conditions for whom their illness or disability has an impact on their daily activities and ability to socialize with their peers. These students are more likely to experience emotional distress and require support and opportunities for healthy youth development.
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Elsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Adolescent Health
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dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Chronic Disease
dc.subject Activities of Daily Living
dc.subject Health Surveys
dc.subject Sickness Impact Profile
dc.subject Prevalence
dc.subject Emotions
dc.subject Cost of Illness
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject New Zealand
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Adolescent emotional health
dc.subject Chronic illness and disabilities
dc.subject Depression
dc.subject Impact of chronic illness
dc.subject Activities of Daily Living
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Chronic Disease
dc.subject Cost of Illness
dc.subject Emotions
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Health Surveys
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject New Zealand
dc.subject Prevalence
dc.subject Sickness Impact Profile
dc.subject Social Sciences
dc.subject Science & Technology
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject Psychology, Developmental
dc.subject Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
dc.subject Pediatrics
dc.subject Psychology
dc.subject Adolescent emotional health
dc.subject Chronic illness and disabilities
dc.subject Impact of chronic illness
dc.subject Depression
dc.subject LONG-TERM ILLNESS
dc.subject QUALITY-OF-LIFE
dc.subject NEW-ZEALAND
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS
dc.subject CARE
dc.subject CHILDHOOD
dc.subject CHILDREN
dc.subject DEPRESSION
dc.subject DISORDERS
dc.subject COUNTRIES
dc.subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.subject Population & Society
dc.subject Public Health
dc.subject Mental Health
dc.subject Pediatric
dc.subject Behavioral and Social Science
dc.subject Depression
dc.subject Mind and Body
dc.subject Mental Health
dc.subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject 13 Education
dc.subject 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.title The prevalence of chronic conditions impacting on daily function and the association with emotional wellbeing among a national sample of high school students
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.09.010
pubs.issue 4
pubs.begin-page 410
pubs.volume 54
dc.date.updated 2022-02-22T08:19:17Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24210897
pubs.end-page 415
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RetrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article
pubs.elements-id 410410
dc.identifier.eissn 1879-1972
dc.identifier.pii S1054-139X(13)00506-5
pubs.online-publication-date 2013-11-7


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