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A Systematic Review of Online Youth Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Interventions

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Youth & Adolescence, August 2014
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Title
A Systematic Review of Online Youth Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Interventions
Published in
Journal of Youth & Adolescence, August 2014
DOI 10.1007/s10964-014-0165-0
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Authors

Aleisha M. Clarke, Tuuli Kuosmanen, Margaret M. Barry

Abstract

The rapid growth in the use of online technologies among youth provides an opportunity to increase access to evidence-based mental health resources. The aim of this systematic review is to provide a narrative synthesis of the evidence on the effectiveness of online mental health promotion and prevention interventions for youth aged 12-25 years. Searching a range of electronic databases, 28 studies conducted since 2000 were identified. Eight studies evaluating six mental health promotion interventions and 20 studies evaluating 15 prevention interventions were reviewed. The results from the mental health promotion interventions indicate that there is some evidence that skills-based interventions presented in a module-based format can have a significant impact on adolescent mental health, however, an insufficient number of studies limits this finding. The results from the online prevention interventions indicate the significant positive effect of computerized cognitive behavioral therapy on adolescents' and emerging adults' anxiety and depression symptoms. The rates of non-completion were moderate to high across a number of studies. Implementation findings provide some evidence that participant face-to-face and/or web-based support was an important feature in terms of program completion and outcomes. Additional research examining factors affecting exposure, adherence and outcomes is required. The quality of evidence across the studies varied significantly, thus highlighting the need for more rigorous, higher quality evaluations conducted with more diverse samples of youth. Although future research is warranted, this study highlights the potential of online mental health promotion and prevention interventions in promoting youth wellbeing and reducing mental health problems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Unknown 428 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 98 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 69 16%
Researcher 61 14%
Student > Bachelor 44 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 37 8%
Other 70 16%
Unknown 60 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 148 34%
Social Sciences 66 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 52 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 41 9%
Computer Science 11 3%
Other 36 8%
Unknown 85 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. 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 04 May 2020.
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#695,276
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Outputs from Journal of Youth & Adolescence
#112
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#10,619
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Youth & Adolescence
#3
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