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Impact of a Mental Health Curriculum for High School Students on Knowledge and Stigma

2015-09-29 08:08:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study examines the effectiveness of a school based mental health literacy intervention for high school students, on improving mental health knowledge and reducing stigma. Twenty-four high schools in the regional area of Ottawa, Canada were randomly assigned to either the curriculum or control condition at a two to one ratio. The educational curriculum was integrated within grade 11 and 12 Provincial "Healthy Living" courses, delivered by teachers, and replaced existing educational content on mental health.

Description

There is limited evidence and consensus on the effectiveness of school-based mental health educational programs, and no standardization for mental health education being taught in schools. This study examines the effectiveness of a school-based mental health literacy intervention for adolescents, on knowledge and stigma. A secondary objective was to determine the generalizability and applicability of an educational resource for mental health in high schools.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject)

Conditions

Mental Disorders

Intervention

Curriculum, eLearning Follow-up

Status

Completed

Source

University of Ottawa

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-09-29T08:08:22-0400

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