Subjective self-mapping in the Mental Health Continuum Model (MHCM) – Examining mental health self-mapping and its relation to validated measures


  1. D'Agata, M.
  2. Nazarov, A.
  3. Granek, J.A.
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Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Background: To complement the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) training program, a mobile application (i.e., “app”) was developed to provide users with an online opportunity to review and practice strategies to cope with stress and increase resilience. One of the components of the mobile app is the Mental Health Continuum Model (MHCM), designed to allow users to self-assess on six mental health and well-being domains (i.e., Mood, Attitude & Performance, Sleep, Physical Symptoms, Social Behaviour, Alcohol & Gambling) using a visual spectrum of the continuum that includes four anchors: healthy, reacting, injured, and ill. More specifically, for each functional domain the app involves self-rating on scales guided by different descriptors, which have been grouped to represent the four anchors of the MHCM. The current research was undertaken in order to inform and guide future R2MR mobile app development and training content. Specifically, we sought to understand 1) whether MHCM self-mapping aligns with established validated physical and mental health scales; and 2) how CAF members perceive the MHCM content (i.e., the degree of concurrence or consistency between endorsed anchors and their descriptors). Thus, the current research aimed to examine the concurrent validity of the MHCM compared to validated, well-established measures. Additionally, using a separate matching task, our research assessed if the current wording of the descriptors from the

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Mental Health;mental health continuum model;Validation
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2018-R294 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2019
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