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Table 1 Working definitions and focal questions used in the study

From: Are residents of downtown Toronto influenced by their urban neighbourhoods? Using concept mapping to examine neighbourhood characteristics and their perceived impact on self-rated mental well-being

Neighbourhood A physically bounded area characterized by some degree of homogeneity and sometimes social cohesion.
Mental well-being (MWB) MWB refers to the psychological well-being of a person. This may include positive mental states such as being satisfied with life, happiness, or being stress-free. MWB also includes poor psychological states such as being highly stressed, feeling anxious, being fearful, bored or unhappy. Finally, MWB can include mental illness like major depression or even substance abuse like alcoholism.
Rating question about Good/Positive MWB Please rate on a scale of 1 to 5 how each of these neighbourhood characteristics is related to a person’s good or positive MWB.
Rating question about Poor/Negative MWB Please rate on a scale of 1 to 5 how each of these neighbourhood characteristics is related to a person’s poor MWB and/or mental illness.