ERIC Number: EJ1054916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Evaluation of a School-Based Program Aimed at Preventing Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents
Garmy, Pernilla; Jakobsson, Ulf; Carlsson, Katarina Steen; Berg, Agneta; Clausson, Eva K.
Journal of School Nursing, v31 n2 p117-125 Apr 2015
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.
Descriptors: Prevention, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Quasiexperimental Design, Pretests Posttests, Program Implementation, School Activities, Followup Studies, Costs, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale