Adolescent mental wellness: A systematic review protocol of instruments measuring general mental health and well-being
van Wyk, Brian Eduard
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Introduction The promotion of mental health well-being among global adolescent populations is of great public health and social significance. This is particularly true for adolescents living with chronic illnesses as studies have shown that these populations are at higher risk for developing mental health problems. There is vast recognition of the need for age and culturally appropriate interventions to promote mental well-being and prevent mental health problems. In stark contrast, there is a dearth of relevant measures of mental well-being for adolescents. Our proposed systematic review aims to identify measures of mental well-being and to assess content, psychometric properties and relevance to adolescent populations. Methods and analysis The systematic review methodology will be guided by the seven steps proposed by Eggar, Davey and Smith.