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Mental health first aid training for the public: evaluation of effects on knowledge, attitudes and helping behavior

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, October 2002
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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Title
Mental health first aid training for the public: evaluation of effects on knowledge, attitudes and helping behavior
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, October 2002
DOI 10.1186/1471-244x-2-10
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Authors

Betty A Kitchener, Anthony F Jorm

Abstract

Many members of the public have poor mental health literacy. A Mental Health First Aid training course was developed in order to improve this. This paper describes the training course and reports an evaluation study looking at changes in knowledge, stigmatizing attitudes and help provided to others. Data are reported on the first 210 participants in public courses. Evaluation questionnaires were given at the beginning of courses, at the end and at 6 months follow-up. Data were analyzed using an intention-to-treat approach. The course improved participants' ability to recognize a mental disorder in a vignette, changed beliefs about treatment to be more like those of health professionals, decreased social distance from people with mental disorders, increased confidence in providing help to someone with a mental disorder, and increased the amount of help provided to others. Mental Health First Aid training appears to be an effective method of improving mental health literacy which can be widely applied.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
Canada 2 <1%
Uganda 2 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Sierra Leone 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 247 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 44 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 17%
Student > Bachelor 36 14%
Researcher 29 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 6%
Other 56 22%
Unknown 35 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 87 34%
Medicine and Dentistry 42 16%
Social Sciences 34 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 7%
Sports and Recreations 7 3%
Other 28 11%
Unknown 43 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 March 2018.
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