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Mental health and self-image among deaf and hard of hearing children.

Mejstad, Lena LU ; Heiling, Kerstin LU and Svedin, Carl Göran LU (2008) In American Annals of the Deaf 153(5). p.504-515
Abstract
Mental health and self-image among deaf and hard of hearing children (ages 11-18 years) in southern Sweden was investigated. The children (N = 111) attended special schools for the deaf (n = 28), special schools for the hard of hearing (n = 23), and regular schools where hard of hearing children were mainstreamed (n = 60). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (Goodman, 1997) was used to screen mental health and the "I Think I Am" questionnaire Ouvinen-Birgerstam (1982, 1984) to measure self-esteem. The study shows that hard of hearing children seem to do as well, as a group, as other children in Swedish society. Mean SDQ and ITIA scores indicated that the mainstreamed students and the students in special schools for the hard of... (More)
Mental health and self-image among deaf and hard of hearing children (ages 11-18 years) in southern Sweden was investigated. The children (N = 111) attended special schools for the deaf (n = 28), special schools for the hard of hearing (n = 23), and regular schools where hard of hearing children were mainstreamed (n = 60). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (Goodman, 1997) was used to screen mental health and the "I Think I Am" questionnaire Ouvinen-Birgerstam (1982, 1984) to measure self-esteem. The study shows that hard of hearing children seem to do as well, as a group, as other children in Swedish society. Mean SDQ and ITIA scores indicated that the mainstreamed students and the students in special schools for the hard of hearing had higher levels of rated mental health and self-image than the students in schools for the deaf. (Less)
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Hearing Impaired Persons: psychology, Deafness: complications, Deafness: psychology, Mental Disorders: epidemiology
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American Annals of the Deaf
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504 - 515
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Gallaudet University Press
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  author       = {Mejstad, Lena and Heiling, Kerstin and Svedin, Carl Göran},
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  keyword      = {Hearing Impaired Persons: psychology,Deafness: complications,Deafness: psychology,Mental Disorders: epidemiology},
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  series       = {American Annals of the Deaf},
  title        = {Mental health and self-image among deaf and hard of hearing children.},
  volume       = {153},
  year         = {2008},
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