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Title: Impact of a web program to support the mental wellbeing of high school students : a quasi experimental feasibility study
Authors: Anttila, M
Sittichai, R
Katajisto, J
Välimäki, M 
Keywords: Acceptance
Information technology
Mental health
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Source: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2019, v. 16, no. 14, 2473 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of environmental research and public health 
Abstract: Little effort has been made to investigate the potential of web programs aimed to support the mental wellbeing of adolescents in school environments in middle-income countries. A quasi-experimental feasibility study was conducted in Thailand with adolescents (N = 180) in three conveniently sampled high schools and with teachers (N = 12) who acted as program tutors. The web program was used in small groups, independently, or it was not used at all. No statistically significant changes were found between the groups regarding depression, stress, or satisfaction. Differences between program users (n = 61) and non-users (n = 48) were not significant. Acceptance was higher among adolescents who used the program independently (n = 40, 73% vs. n = 21, 39%; p = 0.001). Usability feedback did not differ between the groups. Support should be provided in order for programs to be potentially used. More information is needed regarding factors associated with the use of web programs.
ISSN: 1661-7827
EISSN: 1660-4601
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16142473
Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
The following publication Anttila M, Sittichai R, Katajisto J, Välimäki M. Impact of a Web Program to Support the Mental Wellbeing of High School Students: A Quasi Experimental Feasibility Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(14):2473 is available at
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