Starting from scratch: the development of the Adolescent Quality of Life-Mental Health Scale (AQOL-MHS).

@article{Chavez2012StartingFS,
  title={Starting from scratch: the development of the Adolescent Quality of Life-Mental Health Scale (AQOL-MHS).},
  author={Ligia M. Chavez and Karen Mir and Glorisa J. Canino},
  journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={
          465-79
        }
}
This article documents the initial development of a Spanish mental health quality of life (QOL) instrument based on the adolescents' own assessment of important domains to their QOL. Using a grounded theory approach, we targeted five mental health disorders: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and major depressive disorder. In-depth interviews (n = 40) and three focus groups (n = 20) were conducted and analyzed… CONTINUE READING
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