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Självskattade psykiska problem hos pojkar och flickor på särskilda ungdomshem - en jämförande studie

Gustafsson, Andreas LU and Wilson Jonsson, Annika LU (2018) PPTS06 20181
Department of Psychology
Abstract
This study analysed self-reported problems and symptoms of impaired mental health using the Youth Self-Report (YSR), in a group of 23 girls and 15 boys who were recently admitted to special residential homes run by The National Board of Institutional Care (Statens institutionsstyrelse, SiS). SiS delivers individually tailored compulsary care to young people by order of social services in all the municipalities of Sweden. The study found as expected that both girls and boys scored high on the total problem score and on externalising problems, significantly higher than a normal comparison group and also significantly higher than a group that received low-intensive family therapy. There were no significant differences between the sample group... (More)
This study analysed self-reported problems and symptoms of impaired mental health using the Youth Self-Report (YSR), in a group of 23 girls and 15 boys who were recently admitted to special residential homes run by The National Board of Institutional Care (Statens institutionsstyrelse, SiS). SiS delivers individually tailored compulsary care to young people by order of social services in all the municipalities of Sweden. The study found as expected that both girls and boys scored high on the total problem score and on externalising problems, significantly higher than a normal comparison group and also significantly higher than a group that received low-intensive family therapy. There were no significant differences between the sample group and other groups receiving intense treatment in behavior focused programmes, with overall high YSR problem scores. The study concluded that existing gender differences in terms of girls scoring higher than boys on internalising problems in the normal group even were found in the small sample group with a heavy externalising symptom load. This suggests that girls placed in special residential homes have more complex treatment needs than boys and that SiS should take this more into consideration when planning care of girls.

Keywords: residential care, SiS, YSR, anti-social, youth, self-reported problems (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Studien analyserade självrapporterade problem och symptom på psykisk ohälsa genom Youth Self-Report (YSR) i en grupp bestående av 23 flickor och 15 pojkar som nyligen hade blivit inskrivna på särskilda ungdomshem, drivna av Statens institutionsstyrelse (SiS). Studien visade som förväntat att både flickor och pojkar skattade högt på skalan totala problem samt på skalan externaliserade problem, signifikant högre jämfört med den referensgrupp som skalan normerades på i Sverige samt signifikant högre jämfört med en grupp som fick hemmabaserad familjeterapi. Det fanns inga signifikanta skillnader mellan undersökningsgruppen jämfört med andra grupper som fick intensiv behandling i beteendefokuserade program, där YSR-poängen generellt var höga.... (More)
Studien analyserade självrapporterade problem och symptom på psykisk ohälsa genom Youth Self-Report (YSR) i en grupp bestående av 23 flickor och 15 pojkar som nyligen hade blivit inskrivna på särskilda ungdomshem, drivna av Statens institutionsstyrelse (SiS). Studien visade som förväntat att både flickor och pojkar skattade högt på skalan totala problem samt på skalan externaliserade problem, signifikant högre jämfört med den referensgrupp som skalan normerades på i Sverige samt signifikant högre jämfört med en grupp som fick hemmabaserad familjeterapi. Det fanns inga signifikanta skillnader mellan undersökningsgruppen jämfört med andra grupper som fick intensiv behandling i beteendefokuserade program, där YSR-poängen generellt var höga. Studien konkluderade att existerande könsskillnader avseende flickors högre skattningar av internaliserade problem jämfört med pojkar i normalgruppen, även återfanns i den aktuella undersökningsgruppen där samtliga skattade högt på externaliserade problem. Resultaten indikerar att flickor placerade på SiS har mer komplexa behandlingsbehov jämfört med pojkar och att detta i högre utsträckning bör beaktas framgent vid planering på gruppnivå av flickors vård inom SiS. (Less)
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Gustafsson, Andreas LU and Wilson Jonsson, Annika LU
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PPTS06 20181
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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psykisk ohälsa, ungdomar, självskattade problem, ungdomshem, tvångsvård, LVU residential care, SiS, YSR, anti-social, youth, self-reported problems
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Swedish
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8944150
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2018-06-05 09:00:06
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  abstract     = {This study analysed self-reported problems and symptoms of impaired mental health using the Youth Self-Report (YSR), in a group of 23 girls and 15 boys who were recently admitted to special residential homes run by The National Board of Institutional Care (Statens institutionsstyrelse, SiS). SiS delivers individually tailored compulsary care to young people by order of social services in all the municipalities of Sweden. The study found as expected that both girls and boys scored high on the total problem score and on externalising problems, significantly higher than a normal comparison group and also significantly higher than a group that received low-intensive family therapy. There were no significant differences between the sample group and other groups receiving intense treatment in behavior focused programmes, with overall high YSR problem scores. The study concluded that existing gender differences in terms of girls scoring higher than boys on internalising problems in the normal group even were found in the small sample group with a heavy externalising symptom load. This suggests that girls placed in special residential homes have more complex treatment needs than boys and that SiS should take this more into consideration when planning care of girls.

Keywords: residential care, SiS, YSR, anti-social, youth, self-reported problems},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Andreas and Wilson Jonsson, Annika},
  keyword      = {psykisk ohälsa,ungdomar,självskattade problem,ungdomshem,tvångsvård,LVU residential care,SiS,YSR,anti-social,youth,self-reported problems},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Självskattade psykiska problem hos pojkar och flickor på särskilda ungdomshem - en jämförande studie},
  year         = {2018},
}