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Investigating the Impact of the Mental Health First-Aid Training Course in Danish Employees

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2015 by Merete Nordentoft, Mental Health Services in the Capital Region, Denmark.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
TrygFonden, Denmark
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merete Nordentoft, Mental Health Services in the Capital Region, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02334020
First received: December 8, 2014
Last updated: April 25, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
  Purpose
The purpose of the study is evaluate the effect of the Mental Health First-aid training course on a Danish population of employees.

Condition Intervention
Mental Health Impairment
Other: Mental Health First-aid

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effectiveness of Mental Health First-Aid Training in Denmark. A Randomized Controlled Trial With a Six-Month Follow-Up Supplemented With a Qualitative Study

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Further study details as provided by Merete Nordentoft, Mental Health Services in the Capital Region, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Increased confidence in help-giving behaviour as measured by comparing the intervention group after having attended the training course with the control group. (questionnaire) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Continuous outcome measures will be analyzed using generalized linear models and dichotomous outcome measures will be analyzed using binary logistic regression. Data will be analysed using IBM SPSS version 22.


Enrollment: 538
Study Start Date: September 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2015
Primary Completion Date: January 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Training course
12 hour training course in Mental Health First-aid
Other: Mental Health First-aid
2 days training course providing information on severe mental illness, in order to make people able to support in situations of crisis
Waiting list
Waiting list design, hence delayed offering of Mental Health First-aid
Other: Mental Health First-aid
2 days training course providing information on severe mental illness, in order to make people able to support in situations of crisis

Detailed Description:

Background:

Studies show a high and growing prevalence of mental disorders in the population worldwide. 25 % of the general population in Europe will during their lifetime experience symptoms related to a mental disorder. The Mental Health First Aid concept (MHFA) was founded in 2000 in Australia by Kitchener and Jorm, in order to provide the population with mental health first aid skills.

Objective:

The aim of the concept is, through an educational intervention (course), to increase confidence in how to help people suffering from mental health problems. Further, secondary aims are to increase the mental health literacy of the public by increasing knowledge, reduce stigma and initiate more supportive actions leading towards professional help. An investigation of the effect of MHFA offered a Danish population is needed.

Design and Methods:

The design is a randomized controlled superiority trial, in which 500 participants will be allocated to either the intervention group or the control group. The control group will attend the course six months later, hence waiting list design. From fall 2013 to spring 2014 participants will be educated in Mental Health First-aid following a manualized, two days MHFA course. All the participants will answer a questionnaire at base-line and at 6 months follow-up. The questionnaire is a back-translation of the questionnaire used in Australian trials. The trial will be complemented by a qualitative study, in which focus groups will be carried out.

Outcome:

The primary outcome measure is increased confidence in help-giving behavior among the participants. Secondary outcome will be increased knowledge of and improved positive attitudes towards people suffering from a mental health problem.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

people, who in their line of work are in contact with many different individuals

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02334020

Locations
Denmark
Mental Health Center Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mental Health Services in the Capital Region, Denmark
TrygFonden, Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Merete Nordentoft, Prof. Dr.med Mental Health Centre, in the capital region of Denmark
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Merete Nordentoft, Professor, Dr. Med Sc., Mental Health Services in the Capital Region, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02334020     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MHFA Evaluation
Study First Received: December 8, 2014
Last Updated: April 25, 2015

Keywords provided by Merete Nordentoft, Mental Health Services in the Capital Region, Denmark:
Mental illness
training
support
Mental Health

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 25, 2017