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Het visualiseren van het Mental Health Continuüm-Short Form ten behoeve van laaggeletterden.

Faber, D.D.G. (2014) Het visualiseren van het Mental Health Continuüm-Short Form ten behoeve van laaggeletterden.

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Abstract:Background Mental health is a concept that has recently had a lot of attention. The WHO recommends that mental health should not only be limited to the absence of psychological problems, but that more attention should be paid to mental health from a positive perspective. The Mental Health Continuum-Short Form(MHC – SF) is an instrument that measures positive mental health. The MHC-SF consists of three dimensions, ‘emotional well-being’, ‘social well-being’ and ‘psychological well-being’. In order to map the mental health of a person it has to be measured, on the condition that people understand the MHC-SF so the instrument can be completed properly. However, this is not always the case, for example among people with low literacy skills. Hence, research has been conducted into a visualization of a measuring instrument, in this case the MHC - SF with the aim of establishing whether a visual instrument is able to measure the mental health of someone who is low literate. Method Ten ideas for a visualization of the items of the MHC - SF were submitted. Subsequently, these ideas were developed by a designer into 36 actual images which were evaluated by experts. Ultimately, twelve images remained and were subsequently evaluated by the target group, those with low literacy skills. This was in an attempt to map which images were suitable as visualization of the items of the MHC – SF. Results and conclusion A total of 36 images assessed. There is consensus found in classification among the dimensions. There are 7 of the 36 images classified under psychological well-being in which the experts were unanimous. Under social well-being is also consensus, 8 of the 36 images are chosen unanimously. For emotional well-being is less consensus, only 2 of the 36 images, the experts agreed on. There is also less consensus on the classification under items. On only 6 of the 36 images, the experts were (almost) unanimous. The scores the targetgroup gave themeself were divided. It can be said that the images have been found suitable as a way to elicit an emotional response from the targetgroup, but the images were not considered suitable for use as a measure-instrument. So further investigation has to be done.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/64882
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