DetectaWeb Project: study protocol of a web-based detection of mental health of children and adolescents

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Title: DetectaWeb Project: study protocol of a web-based detection of mental health of children and adolescents
Authors: Piqueras Rodríguez, José Antonio | García-Olcina, Mariola | Rivera-Riquelme, María | Rodríguez-Jiménez, Tíscar | Martínez-González, Agustín Ernesto | Cuijpers, Pim
Research Group/s: Investigación en Inteligencias, Competencia Social y Educación (SOCEDU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y Didáctica
Keywords: DetectaWeb Project | Web-based detection | Mental health | Children | Adolescents
Knowledge Area: Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación
Issue Date: 5-Oct-2017
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Citation: Piqueras JA, Garcia-Olcina M, Rivera-Riquelme M, et al. DetectaWeb Project: study protocol of a web-based detection of mental health of children and adolescents. BMJ Open 2017;7:e017218. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017218
Abstract: Introduction Traditionally, research and practice addressing mental health has been conducted within a unidimensional model, explaining mental health as the presence/absence of psychological problems (distress or psychopathological symptoms). More recently, accumulative evidence has supported a bi-dimensional model, which conceptualises psychological problems and psychological strengths (well-being) as related-yet-distinct continua that, when considered together, yields a more comprehensive understanding of individuals. The DetectaWeb Project is a web-based early detection assessment of the mental health continuum (MHC) for children and adolescents and aims to: develop a web-based platform for screening of the MHC, including both psychological problems (anxiety, depression and suicidality) and personal strengths (emotional, cognitive/psychological and social aspects); examine the prevalence of the MHC among children and adolescents; and analyse key determinants (risk and protective factors) of the MHC. Methods and analysis We will conduct an ongoing, multicentre observational, cross-sectional study of Spanish children and adolescents. Participants will be assessed through a web-based platform. In order to validate the web-based screening system, a clinical reappraisal will be completed among a subsample of respondents. To elucidate youth’s levels of subjective distress and well-being, we will include measures of anxiety, depression, suicidality, well-being, externalising problems and socio-demographic variables. Ethics and dissemination Ethical approval has been obtained at all sites. All participants will sign a free and informed consent form before the assessment. Results of the study will be communicated during national and international meetings in the field of clinical and health psychology with children and adolescents. Publications will be sought in journals usually read by psychologists or psychiatrists involved in the development of epidemiological studies and interventions for mental health promotion based on resilience building for children and adolescents.
Sponsor: Detecta Web Project is a funded project by the Vicerrectorado for Research and Technological Development from Miguel Hernández University (BANCAJA-UMH, call 2010), the Department of Health Care (Consejeria de Sanidad) from the Valencian Community (SMI 10/2014), and a grant for the hiring of predoctoral research assistant granted the third author (ProgramVALi+d, Department of Education, Research, Culture and Sport from the Valencian Community).
ISSN: 2044-6055
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017218
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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