Social capital and mental health among mothers in Vietnam who have children with disabilities

  title={Social capital and mental health among mothers in Vietnam who have children with disabilities},
  author={Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy and Helen Louise Berry},
  booktitle={Global health action},
BACKGROUND Having a child with a disability is a heavy burden for mothers, especially in developing countries, where there is little available financial or other government support. Having a child with a disability is also linked to mental health problems and poor quality of life. Communities rich in social capital and individuals who have high levels of personal social capital generally enjoy day-to-day and long-term health and social benefits but this has not been investigated in Vietnam… CONTINUE READING
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