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Scottish Health Survey 2014 - volume 1: main report

Presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2014, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

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References and notes

1. Inequalities in Health. Report of the Measuring Inequalities in Health Working Group. Measuring Inequalities in Health Working Group, 2003. www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/47171/0013513.pdf

2. Improving the Health and Wellbeing of People with Long Term Conditions in Scotland: A National Action Plan. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2009. www.gov.scot/Publications/2009/12/03112054/11

3. See: www.gov.scot/Topics/Health/Services/Long-Term-Conditions

4. See: www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-projections/population-projections-scotland/2012-based/list-of-tables

5. Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020. World Health Organization, 2013. apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/89966/1/9789241506021_eng.pdf?ua=1

6. Mental Health Strategy for Scotland 2012-2015. Scottish Government, 2012. www.gov.scot/Publications/2012/08/9714/2

7. Delivering for mental health. Scottish Government, 2006. www.gov.scot/Publications/2006/11/30164829/0

8. Towards a mentally flourishing Scotland: policy and action plan 2009-2011. Scottish Government, 2009. www.gov.scot/Publications/2006/11/30164829/0

9. The National Performance Framework is described here: www.gov.scot/About/Performance/purposestratobjs

10. See: www.healthscotland.com/scotlands-health/population/mental-health-indicators.aspx

11. Scotland's Mental Health: Adults 2012. Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland, 2012. See: www.healthscotland.com/documents/6123.aspx

12. Scotland's Mental Health: children and young people 2013. NHS Health Scotland / ScotPHO, 2013. www.scotpho.org.uk/publications/reports-and-papers/1159-Scotlands-mental-health-children-and-young-people-2013

13. The suicide reduction HEAT target is described here: www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/partnerstories/NHSScotlandperformance/SuicideReduction

14. The CAMHS 18 week treatment HEAT target is described here: www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/partnerstories/NHSScotlandperformance/CAMHS18weeks

15. See: www.gov.scot/Resource/0046/00468479.pdf

16. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Waiting Times in Scotland Quarter ending 31 December 2014. ISD Scotland. isdscotland.scot.nhs.uk/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/2015-02-24/2015-02-24-CAMHS-Report.pdf?74291628600

17. The access to psychological therapies HEAT target is described here: www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/partnerstories/NHSScotlandperformance/PsychologicalTherapies

This information is considered developmental, in that NHS Boards, ISD and the Scottish Government are working together to improve the completeness and consistency of the data.

18. Further information about WEMWBS is available here: www.healthscotland.com/scotlands-health/population/Measuring-positive-mental-health.aspx

19. Stewart-Brown S. and Janmohamed K. (2008). Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS). User Guide Version 1. Warwick and Edinburgh: University of Warwick and NHS Health Scotland.

20. The translation was carried out solely to ensure that speakers of other languages were not excluded from the Scottish Health Survey. There were insufficient numbers of non-English speaking people in the sample to enable comparisons of their health with the rest of the population. As the primary intention was to prevent the exclusion of people due to language barriers, the translated WEMWBS questions were not subject to the full extent of validation that would need to take place if the questionnaire was being used to assess wellbeing in a whole population of non-English speakers. It is therefore possible that the translated WEMWBS scale (and other questions in the survey) is not directly comparable to the English version. However, the number of interviews that used translated materials was judged to be too small to affect the national estimates presented here so all cases have been included in the analysis.

21. Goldberg D. and Williams PA (1988). A User's Guide to the General Health Questionnaire. Windsor: NFER-Nelson.

22. Gray L and Leyland AH. General Health, Mental Wellbeing and Caring. In: Rutherford L, Hinchliffe S and Sharp C (eds). Scottish Health Survey 2013 - Volume 1 Main Report. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. 2014. www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/12/9982/6

23. Mabelis J. Chapter 1: General Health, Mental Wellbeing and Caring. In: Rutherford L, Hinchliffe S and Sharp C (eds). Scottish Health Survey 2012 - Volume 1 Main Report. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. 2013. www.gov.scot/Publications/2013/09/3684/5

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