Journal article

Do Digital Health Interventions Improve Mental Health Literacy or Help-seeking Among Parents of Children Aged 2-12 Years? A Scoping Review.

Daniel Peyton, Harriet Hiscock, Emma Sciberras

Stud Health Technol Inform | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Digital Health Interventions (DHIs) can improve mental health literacy (MHL) and help-seeking behaviour in teens and adults. However, it is unclear whether DHIs improve parental MHL, help-seeking behaviour or access to mental health services for their children. OBJECTIVE: To perform a scoping review of DHIs aiming to improve MHL, help-seeking behaviour or access to mental health services among parents of 2-12-year-olds with behavioural and emotional problems (BEP). METHOD: A search of Ovid MEDLINE found four original articles meeting inclusion criteria. RESULTS: One of the four articles was a randomised controlled trial, which showed a significant improvement in some measures of ..

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