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PHD Candidate

Vilde Skylstad: The health system from the user perspective in child mental health

A qualitative study has been conducted from 2014 in Mbale, Uganda. It included eight focus group discussions with mothers and fathers of children younger than 10 years from both urban and rural communities.

The participants discussed a vignette story about a child with symptoms of depression or ADHD as well as general themes relating to child mental illness and the help-seeking process. The data were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

The study was part of the larger SeeTheChild - Mental child health in Uganda and funded by the University of Bergen research track grants.