Chapter 1 References and notes
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See also: <www.scotlandperforms.com>
3. Scottish Government/COSLA (2008). The Early Years Framework. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
4. For example, the Getting it Right for Every Child framework:
5. Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2009.
6. Mental Health Strategy for Scotland: 2012-2015, Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2012.
7. Given, L. (2010). Chapter 1: General health and mental wellbeing. In Bromley, C., Given, L. and Ormston, R. [eds.] The 2009 Scottish Health Survey – Volume 1: Main Report. Edinburgh, Scottish Government.
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9. Parkinson, J. (2007). Establishing a core set of national, sustainable mental health indicators for adults in Scotland: Final report. Glasgow: NHS Health Scotland.
10. Parkinson, J. (2012). Establishing a core set of national, sustainable mental health indicators for children and young people in Scotland: Final report. Glasgow: NHS Health Scotland.
11. Unlike the 2003 and 2008/2009 surveys, the 1998 survey did not include children aged 0-1. However, the overall proportions of children in good or very good health were the same for children aged 2-15 and all those aged 0-15. Therefore a separate category just for the 2-15 age group was not needed to enable comparisons over time.
12. Gray, L. and Leyland, A. (2005). Chapter 6: General and psychosocial health. In Bromley, C., Shelton, N. and Sproston, K. [Eds.] The 2003 Scottish Health Survey – Volume 3: Children. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive.
14. Goldberg, D. and Williams, P.A. (1988). Users Guide to the General Health Questionnaire. Windsor: NFER-Nelson.
15. Goodman R (1997) The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: A Research Note. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 38, 581-586.
16. To assess this, additional analysis was conducted using a version of the long-term conditions measure that separates out physical health conditions from mental/behaviour disorders. This analysis confirmed that the association between SDQ scores and long-term conditions was much more pronounced for mental/behavioural disorders than physical conditions alone (data not shown).
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