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Table 4 Students’ data across time

From: An evaluation of the teen and Youth Mental Health First Aid training with a CALD focus: an uncontrolled pilot study with adolescents and adults in Australia

VariablesPre-trainingPost-trainingFollow-upMean difference for pre- versus postOR for pre versus postMean difference for pre versus follow-upOR for pre versus follow-up
Mental health literacy
 Problem recognised as ‘mental health problem’a (%)35.90%39.70%36.60%1.811.03
 Adults thought to be helpful (mean, CI 97.5)3.53 (3.77)4.26 (4.49)3.95 (4.19)0.72***0.41**
Stigmatising attitudes
 Social distance scale (mean, CI 97.5)9.73 (10.27)9.46 (9.94)9.19 (9.64)0.250.53
 Personal stigma (mean, CI 97.5)
  Weak-not-sick subscale2.23 (2.33)2.12 (2.24)2.09 (2.20)0.110.13*
  I would not tell anybody2.57 (2.70)2.42 (2.56)2.53 (2.67)0.14 0.03 
  Dangerous/unpredictable subscale2.21 (2.32)2.13 (2.24)2.15 (2.25)0.080.05
MHFA intentions and behaviours
 Confidence helping (mean, CI 97.5)3.59 (3.71)3.68 (3.82)3.66 (3.80)0.090.07
 MHFA intentions—helpful (mean, CI 97.5)4.21 (4.43)4.63 (4.81)4.48 (4.67)0.41**0.27*
 MHFA intentions—harmful (mean, CI 97.5)1.72 (1.86)1.37 (1.52)1.45 (1.58)0.34***0.25**
 MHFA experiences—provided to a peer (mean, SD)b3.32 (1.53)3.68 (1.71)0.36
 MHFA experiences—received from a peer (mean, SD)b2.62 (1.71)2.69 (1.65)0.07 
  1. aMultiple responses are permitted
  2. bCompleters only, *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.001