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Title: Investigating activity levels in children with psychotic-like experiences : the role of emotional, social and cognitive factors
Author: Tekes, Sinem
ISNI:       0000 0004 7231 9862
Awarding Body: King's College London
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2017
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Engagement in activity, an aspect of social functioning, is important to good mental health. In adults, perceived mental health stigma has been shown to limit functioning, and is therefore implicated in the development and maintenance of a range of mental health conditions. Recovery-oriented interventions have started to focus on reducing stigma, to promote improved functioning. There is growing interest in early intervention in mental health, to address vulnerability and emerging difficulties, and promote engagement in developmental opportunities, with a view to reducing future morbidity. Stigma-focused interventions could be important components of early support. Despite this, little is known about the impact of self-stigma amongst young people with mental health problems and its association with activity levels and social functioning. This is the first systematic review to investigate this relationship in children and young people. The purpose was to consider the potential for stigma-focused early intervention to promote better functioning in this group. Five electronic data bases were searched up to January 2017; PsychINFO, PubMed, Embase, Medline and Web of Science. A total of 4001 citations were screened and seven quantitative studies were identified that met inclusion criteria. Four studies showed a significant relationship between mental health stigma and aspects of social functioning in young people. However, interpretation of the findings is restricted by the small number and poor methodological quality of identified studies. In particular, the range of conceptualisations of self-stigma and social functioning, and the methods of measurement utilised, limit the potential to compare studies. There is a need for more studies investigating self-stigma experiences with young people with mental health problems, using well-conceptualised, developmentally appropriate measures, of social functioning in particular.
Supervisor: Jolley, Suzanne Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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