Evaluation of a School-Based Mental Health Program

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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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

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

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0157

Purpose:

To evaluate a universal school-based mental health program regarding its effectiveness.

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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Time period(s) investigated:

2012-09-01 — ongoing

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2012-09

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2012-12

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2013-09

Source of the data: Population group

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Students aged 13-18 years.

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Ethics Review:

Lund —2012/462

Contact person for questions about the data:

Pernilla Garmy

Dataset EXT 0157-001

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%.

Time period(s) investigated:

2012 — 2013

Number of individuals/objects:

972

Response rate/participation rate:

75-80%

Dataset EXT 0157-002

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

Description:

Data collections are ongoing and upcoming during students high school.

Time period(s) investigated:

2015 — 2017