Journal article

Direct assessment of mental health and metabolic syndrome amongst Indonesian adolescents: a study design for a mixed-methods study sampled from school and community settings

Peter S Azzopardi, Lisa Willenberg, Nisaa Wulan, Yoga Devaera, Bernie Medise, Aida Riyanti, Ansariadi Ansariadi, Susan Sawyer, Tjhin Wiguna, Fransiska Kaligis, Jane Fisher, Thach Tran, Paul A Agius, Rohan Borschmann, Alex Brown, Karly Cini, Susan Clifford, Elissa C Kennedy, Alisa Pedrana, Minh D Pham Show all

Global Health Action | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally, with the burden largely borne by people living in low- and middle-income countries. Adolescents are central to NCD control through the potential to modify risks and alter the trajectory of these diseases across the life-course. However, an absence of epidemiological data has contributed to the relative exclusion of adolescents from policies and responses. This paper documents the design of a study to measure the burden of metabolic syndrome (a key risk for NCDs) and poor mental health (a key outcome) amongst Indonesian adolescents. Using a mixed-method design, we sampled 16-18-year-old adolescents fro..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was commissioned and funded by the Health Cluster of the Australian-Indonesia Centre. The funding body did not have any impact on the collection, analysis, or interpretation of data or on the writing of this manuscript. Peter S. Azzopardi and Thach Tran both hold a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship. Jane Fisher is funded by a Professorial Fellowship from the Finkel Family Foundation.