Journal article

A multicomponent secondary school health promotion intervention and adolescent health: An extension of the SEHER cluster randomised controlled trial in Bihar, India

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

PLoS Medicine | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Strengthening Evidence base on scHool-based intErventions for pRomoting adolescent health (SEHER) is a multicomponent, whole-school health promotion intervention delivered by a lay counsellor or a teacher in government-run secondary schools in Bihar, India. The objective of this study is to examine the effects of the intervention after two years of follow-up and to evaluate the consistency of the findings observed over time. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a cluster randomised trial in which 75 schools were randomised (1:1:1) to receive the SEHER intervention delivered by a lay counsellor (SEHER Mitra [SM]) or a teacher (Teacher as SEHER Mitra [TSM]), respectively, alongside a..

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Funding Acknowledgements

VP as the Principal Investigator of the SEHER study was funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL; https://www.macfound.org/tags/india/) and the United Nations Population Fund's India Office (https://india.unfpa.org/en).The funders did not play any role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.