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Evaluation of a School-Based Program Aimed at Preventing Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

Garmy, Pernilla LU ; Jakobsson, Ulf LU ; Steen Carlsson, Katarina LU ; Berg, Agneta LU and Clausson, Eva LU (2015) In Journal of School Nursing 31(2). p.117-125
Abstract
The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the implementation of a universal school-based cognitive behavioral program whose

target is to prevent depressive symptoms in adolescents. The study had a quasi-experimental design with pretest, posttest, and

a 1-year follow-up and provides an illustrative calculation for the implementation costs of the intervention. Sixty-two students

(aged 14) and seven tutors participated. A majority of the students and all of the tutors were satisfied with the intervention.

The students, both females and males, rated their depressed symptoms as significantly lower after the course; and for the

females, this was maintained 1-year postintervention. The implementation... (More)
The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the implementation of a universal school-based cognitive behavioral program whose

target is to prevent depressive symptoms in adolescents. The study had a quasi-experimental design with pretest, posttest, and

a 1-year follow-up and provides an illustrative calculation for the implementation costs of the intervention. Sixty-two students

(aged 14) and seven tutors participated. A majority of the students and all of the tutors were satisfied with the intervention.

The students, both females and males, rated their depressed symptoms as significantly lower after the course; and for the

females, this was maintained 1-year postintervention. The implementation costs for the initial 2 years were about US$300 per

student. Positive effects of a universal school-based cognitive behavioral intervention aiming at preventing depressive

symptoms in adolescents were found, especially among females. (Less)
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117 - 125
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target is to prevent depressive symptoms in adolescents. The study had a quasi-experimental design with pretest, posttest, and<br/><br>
a 1-year follow-up and provides an illustrative calculation for the implementation costs of the intervention. Sixty-two students<br/><br>
(aged 14) and seven tutors participated. A majority of the students and all of the tutors were satisfied with the intervention.<br/><br>
The students, both females and males, rated their depressed symptoms as significantly lower after the course; and for the<br/><br>
females, this was maintained 1-year postintervention. The implementation costs for the initial 2 years were about US$300 per<br/><br>
student. Positive effects of a universal school-based cognitive behavioral intervention aiming at preventing depressive<br/><br>
symptoms in adolescents were found, especially among females.},
  author       = {Garmy, Pernilla and Jakobsson, Ulf and Steen Carlsson, Katarina and Berg, Agneta and Clausson, Eva},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {117--125},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of School Nursing},
  title        = {Evaluation of a School-Based Program Aimed at Preventing Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059840514523296},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2015},
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