Effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training in Denmark: a randomized trial in waitlist design

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Effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training in Denmark : a randomized trial in waitlist design. / Jensen, Kamilla B.; Morthorst, Britt Reuter; Vendsborg, Per B.; Hjorthøj, Carsten; Nordentoft, Merete.

In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Vol. 51, No. 4, 04.2016, p. 597-606.

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Jensen, KB, Morthorst, BR, Vendsborg, PB, Hjorthøj, C & Nordentoft, M 2016, 'Effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training in Denmark: a randomized trial in waitlist design', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 597-606. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-016-1176-9

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Jensen, K. B., Morthorst, B. R., Vendsborg, P. B., Hjorthøj, C., & Nordentoft, M. (2016). Effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training in Denmark: a randomized trial in waitlist design. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(4), 597-606. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-016-1176-9

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Jensen KB, Morthorst BR, Vendsborg PB, Hjorthøj C, Nordentoft M. Effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training in Denmark: a randomized trial in waitlist design. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2016 Apr;51(4):597-606. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-016-1176-9

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Jensen, Kamilla B. ; Morthorst, Britt Reuter ; Vendsborg, Per B. ; Hjorthøj, Carsten ; Nordentoft, Merete. / Effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training in Denmark : a randomized trial in waitlist design. In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2016 ; Vol. 51, No. 4. pp. 597-606.

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title = "Effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training in Denmark: a randomized trial in waitlist design",
abstract = "PURPOSE: To examine the effect of the Australian educational intervention Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in a Danish context. Primary outcome was improvement concerning confidence in help-giving behavior towards people suffering from mental illness. Secondary outcomes were increased knowledge and ability to recognize mental illness and improved positive attitudes towards people suffering from mental health problems.METHOD: Study design was a randomized trial with a waitlist control group. The intervention group was compared with the control group at 6-month follow-up. Both groups completed at baseline and at 6-month follow-up.RESULTS: A significant difference was found between employees trained in the intervention group compared to the control group at 6-month follow-up on the items of confidence in making contact to (Cohen's d 0.17), talking to (Cohen's d 0.18) and providing help to (Cohen's d 0.31) people suffering from a mental health illness. Further, participants improved in knowledge (Cohen's d depression vignette 0.40/Cohen's d schizophrenia vignette 0.32) and in the ability to recognize schizophrenia OR = 1.75 (95 {\%} CI 1.00-3.05), p = 0.05. A significant difference between the intervention group and control group at follow-up concerning actual help offered was not found. Changes in attitudes were limited.CONCLUSION: The MHFA training was effective in a Danish context.",
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AU - Hjorthøj, Carsten

AU - Nordentoft, Merete

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AB - PURPOSE: To examine the effect of the Australian educational intervention Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in a Danish context. Primary outcome was improvement concerning confidence in help-giving behavior towards people suffering from mental illness. Secondary outcomes were increased knowledge and ability to recognize mental illness and improved positive attitudes towards people suffering from mental health problems.METHOD: Study design was a randomized trial with a waitlist control group. The intervention group was compared with the control group at 6-month follow-up. Both groups completed at baseline and at 6-month follow-up.RESULTS: A significant difference was found between employees trained in the intervention group compared to the control group at 6-month follow-up on the items of confidence in making contact to (Cohen's d 0.17), talking to (Cohen's d 0.18) and providing help to (Cohen's d 0.31) people suffering from a mental health illness. Further, participants improved in knowledge (Cohen's d depression vignette 0.40/Cohen's d schizophrenia vignette 0.32) and in the ability to recognize schizophrenia OR = 1.75 (95 % CI 1.00-3.05), p = 0.05. A significant difference between the intervention group and control group at follow-up concerning actual help offered was not found. Changes in attitudes were limited.CONCLUSION: The MHFA training was effective in a Danish context.

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