Evaluation of a School-Based Mental Health Program

SND-ID: EXT 0157

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Agneta Berg - Kristianstad University Sweden, School of health and society

Description

The data collection started in 2012 when students in grade 8 answered a questionnaire. The students were followed up after 3 months and after 12 months. Additional data collections are planned when the students are in high school.

The study was performed in grade 8 (students aged 13–15 years, median 14 years) in six municipalities in southern Sweden representing rural and urban areas with a total population of 120 000. There were 23 schools with grade 8 students in the included municipalities, and at 14 schools, a mental health program (the DISA program) was offered in the regular school context. At nine schools, the program was offered to girls only; at two schools, it was offered to girls and boys in separate groups; and at three schools, the program was offered in mixed groups.

The intervention had been delivered at the intervention schools for 2 years on average, with a range of 1–13 years. Three of the control schools had conducted the intervention before but did not do so during the study period. The reasons for this were staff turnover in two schools and priority of the curricular su

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Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Ethics Review

Lund - Ref. 2012/462

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Students aged 13-18 years.

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Time period(s) investigated

2012-09-01–ongoing

Geographic coverage
Publications

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Dataset 1
Evaluation of a School-Based Mental Health Program: Grade 8-9

Description

Two data collections were conducted in grade 8, with a response rate of 75%. The questionnaires were completed by 972 students at baseline. At the 12-month follow-up, when students were in grade 9, the response rate was 80%.

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Agneta Berg - Kristianstad University Sweden, School of health and society

Time period(s) investigated

2012–2013

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2012-09
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2012-12
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 3

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2013-09
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

972

Response rate/participation rate

75-80%

Dataset 2
Evaluation of a School-Based Mental Health Program: High school

Description

Data collections are ongoing and upcoming during students high school.

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Agneta Berg - Kristianstad University Sweden, School of health and society

Time period(s) investigated

2015–2017

Published: 2015-04-14
Last updated: 2019-12-10