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The health and well-being of children and their parents living in poverty in Twente

Bartels, E.A. (2018) The health and well-being of children and their parents living in poverty in Twente.

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Abstract:Poverty and health are interrelated components; poverty is a major cause of ill health, and ill health is a major cause of poverty. To limit the consequences of poverty on the health and well-being of children, the ‘Academische Werkplaats Jeugd in Twente’ developed an intervention. The study documented in this report is part of that project. First, a measurement instrument was composed to identify the impact of poverty on the health and well-being of children and their parents. This was done using a systematic search and resulted in a selection of seven questionnaires: the Central Statistics Office health survey – overall health, EMPO Parents Version 3.1, Mental Health Continuum – Short Form, the Financial Hardship Scale, SDQ, Kiddy-KINDL or Kid-KINDL, and eleven questions concerning the child’s material deprivation and social participation. Second, a pilot study was conducted aimed at identifying the current state of health and well-being of children ranged from four to fourteen years old and their parents living in poverty in the region of Twente. The results showed no significant differences between the health and well-being of the parents compared to the norm values. The results showed significantly lower health and well-being of the children, on the aspects of emotional well-being, friends, and total health-related quality of life.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Academische Werkplaats Jeugd in Twente, Enschede, Nederland
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:70 social sciences in general
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75729
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