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Table 5 Teachers/responsible adults’ 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 (%)84%93%89%2.321.50
Adults thought to be helpful (mean, CI 97.5)4.07 (4.63)4.81 (5.59)4.49 (5.21)0.73*0.41
 Knowledge of mental health problems (quiz)9.26 (10.37)11.67 (12.85)11.30 (12.57)2.41**2.03**
Stigmatising attitudes
 Social distance scale (mean, CI 97.5)8.21 (9.12)7.90 (8.82)8.95 (10.09)0.390.23
 Personal stigma (mean, CI 97.5)
  Weak-not-sick subscale1.65 (1.89)1.58 (1.82)1.93 (2.24)0.060.28 
  I would not tell anybody1.84 (2.13)1.54 (1.82)1.53 (2.02)0.300.31
  Dangerous/unpredictable subscale1.50 (1.67)1.41 (1.59)1.35 (1.57)0.110.15
MHFA intentions and behaviours
 Confidence helping (mean, CI 97.5)3.92 (4.11)4.37 (4.56)4.25 (4.48)0.44***0.32*
Offer help4.40 (4.71)4.64 (4.85)4.47 (4.83)0.240.07
 MHFA intentions—ALGEE score3.17 (4.02)4.24 (5,12)4.08 (5.10)1.06 0.90 
 MHFA experiencesb—ALGEE score2.14 (0.37)2.57 (1.13)0.42
  1. aMultiple responses are permitted
  2. bCompleters only, *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.001