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Revista de Enfermagem Referência

versión impresa ISSN 0874-0283

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LOUREIRO, Luís Manuel de Jesus  y  COSTA, Lúcia Manuela Brandão Valente da. Evaluation of the Mental Health First Aid program in undergraduate nursing students. Rev. Enf. Ref. [online]. 2019, vol.serIV, n.20, pp.9-18. ISSN 0874-0283.  http://dx.doi.org/10.12707/RIV18087.

Background: The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA®) educational program has the potential to increase mental health literacy, reduce personal stigma, and empower individuals for their mental health. Objective: To evaluate the impact of MHFA training program in undergraduate nursing students. Methodology: Pre-experimental study, with a single group design, pre- and post-intervention assessment, applied to a sample of 46 undergraduate nursing students. The Questionnaire for Assessment of Mental Health Literacy was applied as a data collection tool. The data were analyzed using the IBM SPSS V24.0 and G-Power 3.1 software programs. Results: At the end of the program, students showed an improvement in all components of mental health literacy about depression, increasing their confidence to provide first aid. Conclusion: The program proves to be an adequate tool for increasing the mental health literacy of nursing students.

Palabras clave : mental health literacy; depression; young; nursing; first aid.

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