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Table 4 The final definition of KK through integration of literature data and fieldwork results

From: A hybrid concept analysis of children of concern: Japanese healthcare professionals’ views of children at a high risk of developmental disability

The final definition Themes that constitute the final definition Categories obtained at the preceeding two phases
Children who require special care due to both individual and environmental conditions, but can grow up healthy by applying appropriate support systems Children who require special care Children with special healthcare needs due to potential DDs
Children with special healthcare needs due to other developmental problems
Children with special healthcare needs due to maltreatment
Children with the capacity for positive change
Children whose special healthcare needs are owing to both individual and environmental factors Children with special healthcare needs due to potential DDs
Children with special healthcare needs due to other developmental problems
Children with special healthcare needs due to maltreatment
Children with ambiguous support needs
Children waiting for the development of a new support system for them or their parents Children with special healthcare needs due to maltreatment
Children with ambiguous support needs
Children with a new type of disability
Children whose parents require parenting support