Journal article

Promoting school climate and health outcomes with the SEHER multi-component secondary school intervention in Bihar, India: a cluster-randomised controlled trial

Sachin Shinde, Helen A Weiss, Beena Varghese, Prachi Khandeparkar, Bernadette Pereira, Amit Sharma, Rajesh Gupta, David A Ross, George Patton, Vikram Patel

LANCET | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: School environments affect health and academic outcomes. With increasing secondary school retention in low-income and middle-income countries, promoting quality school social environments could offer a scalable opportunity to improve adolescent health and wellbeing. METHODS: We did a cluster-randomised trial to assess the effectiveness of a multi-component whole-school health promotion intervention (SEHER) with integrated economic and process evaluations in grade 9 students (aged 13-14 years) at government-run secondary schools in the Nalanda district of Bihar state, India. Schools were randomly assigned (1:1:1) to three groups: the SEHER intervention delivered by a lay counsello..

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