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The School Children Mental Health in Europe (SCMHE) Project: Design and First Results.

Kovess V, Carta MG, Pez O, Bitfoi A, Koç C, Goelitz D, Kuijpers R, Lesinskiene S, Mihova Z, Otten R - Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health (2015)

Bottom Line: The participation rate of the children with parents in the participating schools was about 66.4%.Boys have consistently more externalised problems than girls and this is the reverse for internalised problems.Combining the diverse informants and impairment levels children with problems requiring some sort of mental health care were about 9.9%: 76% did not see any mental health professional: 78.7% In Eastern countries 63.1% in Western Europe.

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Affiliation: EHESP Rennes, Sorbonne Paris Cite, EA 4057 Paris Descartes University, Paris, France.

ABSTRACT
Background : The School Children Mental Health in Europe (SCMHE) project aims to build up a set of indicators to collect and monitor children's mental health in an efficient and comparable methodology across the EU countries. It concerns primary schools children aged 6 to 11 years a range where few data are available whereas school interventions are promising. Methods : Three informants were used: parents, teachers and children. In selecting instruments language, instruments were selected according to the easiness to translate them: SDQ (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire) for parents and teachers and DI (Dominic Interactive). A two-step procedure was used: schools randomization then six children by class in each grade. Results : 9084 children from seven countries (Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Turkey) completed the Dominic Interactive in their own language. 6563 teachers and 6031 parents completed their questionnaire, and a total of 5574 interviews have been completed by the 3 informants. The participation rate of the children with parents in the participating schools was about 66.4%. As expected teachers report more externalised problems and less internalised problems than parents. Children report more internalised problems than parents and teachers. Boys have consistently more externalised problems than girls and this is the reverse for internalised problems. Combining the diverse informants and impairment levels children with problems requiring some sort of mental health care were about 9.9%: 76% did not see any mental health professional: 78.7% In Eastern countries 63.1% in Western Europe.

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Prevalence of Children probable cases according SDQ Parents (n=5884).
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Figure 3: Prevalence of Children probable cases according SDQ Parents (n=5884).

Mentions: Figs. (3, 4 and 5) present the results for externalised and internalised problems in the different countries by informants: parents, teachers and children.


The School Children Mental Health in Europe (SCMHE) Project: Design and First Results.

Kovess V, Carta MG, Pez O, Bitfoi A, Koç C, Goelitz D, Kuijpers R, Lesinskiene S, Mihova Z, Otten R - Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health (2015)

Prevalence of Children probable cases according SDQ Parents (n=5884).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4378028&req=5

Figure 3: Prevalence of Children probable cases according SDQ Parents (n=5884).
Mentions: Figs. (3, 4 and 5) present the results for externalised and internalised problems in the different countries by informants: parents, teachers and children.

Bottom Line: The participation rate of the children with parents in the participating schools was about 66.4%.Boys have consistently more externalised problems than girls and this is the reverse for internalised problems.Combining the diverse informants and impairment levels children with problems requiring some sort of mental health care were about 9.9%: 76% did not see any mental health professional: 78.7% In Eastern countries 63.1% in Western Europe.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: EHESP Rennes, Sorbonne Paris Cite, EA 4057 Paris Descartes University, Paris, France.

ABSTRACT
Background : The School Children Mental Health in Europe (SCMHE) project aims to build up a set of indicators to collect and monitor children's mental health in an efficient and comparable methodology across the EU countries. It concerns primary schools children aged 6 to 11 years a range where few data are available whereas school interventions are promising. Methods : Three informants were used: parents, teachers and children. In selecting instruments language, instruments were selected according to the easiness to translate them: SDQ (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire) for parents and teachers and DI (Dominic Interactive). A two-step procedure was used: schools randomization then six children by class in each grade. Results : 9084 children from seven countries (Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Turkey) completed the Dominic Interactive in their own language. 6563 teachers and 6031 parents completed their questionnaire, and a total of 5574 interviews have been completed by the 3 informants. The participation rate of the children with parents in the participating schools was about 66.4%. As expected teachers report more externalised problems and less internalised problems than parents. Children report more internalised problems than parents and teachers. Boys have consistently more externalised problems than girls and this is the reverse for internalised problems. Combining the diverse informants and impairment levels children with problems requiring some sort of mental health care were about 9.9%: 76% did not see any mental health professional: 78.7% In Eastern countries 63.1% in Western Europe.

No MeSH data available.