Feasibility, Efficacy, and Acceptability of a School-Based Intervention to Prevent Depression in Low-Income, Secondary School Students



Autor: Vania Martínez-Nahuel

Año: 2011

Organización: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Tipo de publicacion: Informe

Resumen:

" Depression is common and can have devastating effects on the life of adolescents. Prevention programmes in adolescent depression have been designed mainly in developed countries. In Chile, research on this topic is just beginning. Objectives: This study aimed to design and evaluate the feasibility, efficacy and acceptability of a school-based, universal psychological intervention, to prevent depression in low-income, secondary school students in Santiago, Chile. The findings of this study could assist in improving the design and implementation of a major project, involving 22 schools and more than 2,500 students. Methodology: This study consisted of three parts: (1) formative research, (2) a cluster randomised controlled tria!, and (3) a qualitative study. (1) Formative research was carried out before the design of the intervention and the implementation of the project"

Feasibility, Efficacy, and Acceptability of a School-Based Intervention to Prevent Depression in Low-Income, Secondary School Students