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Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents with a group cognitive intervention
Kristianstad University, Department of Health Science.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture. University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
Kristianstad University, Department of Health Science.
2014 (English)In: British Journal of School Nursing, ISSN 1752-2803, E-ISSN 2052-2827, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 24-29Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents is an important school health concern, but there is a need to investigate the suitability of the interventions used. Aim: The aim is to investigate the experiences of school health professionals in conducting a universal school-based programme aimed at preventing depressive symptoms in adolescents. Methods: Twenty-two school health professionals participated in four focus groups. The interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Findings: The overall theme identified in the study consists of‘striking a balance between strictly following the manual and meeting the students’ needs’. Three subthemes emerged: ‘doing good and sowing seeds for the future’, working with insufficient tools, and ‘personal development as a professional and as an individual’. Conclusions: School health professionals conducting the programme found it valuable in a school setting, but considered support from the school administration essential.

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2014. Vol. 9, no 1, p. 24-29
Keywords [en]
Group cognitive intervention, School prevention programme, Depressive symptoms, Adolescents, Health promotion
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Nursing Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-6016DiVA, id: diva2:703557
Available from: 2014-03-07 Created: 2014-03-07 Last updated: 2019-11-29Bibliographically approved

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