Conocimiento adquirido y adherencia en un diplomado sobre la salud mental para docentes orientadores

Translated title of the contribution: The knowledge acquired during and adherence to a postgraduate course concerned with mental health aimed at school counselors

Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Nathalie Tamayo-Martínez, Catalina Ayala-Corredor, Adriana Carrasco-Gil, Andrea Padilla-Muñoz, Daniel F. Garzón, Juan P. Borda, Patrick Verhelst, María P. Ramirez, Lina M. González, Jackie F. Gil

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Abstract

Objective To evaluate the academic performance in, and adherence to, a postgraduate course focused on promotion, prevention, identification, and early intervention with regard to the different mental problems and pathologies affecting children and adolescents. Materials and Methods This was a before-and-after intervention study involving a postgraduate course. The population of school counselors from the Colombian regions of Boyacá and Cundinamarca were invited to participate in a postgraduate course that addressed mental health. Their knowledge was evaluated before and after having received it. Results The school counselors performed well on the academic test, with 48.5 % of the population obtaining a score of 4.0/5.0 before the intervention. After the course, 61.2 % achieved the same score. It was thus considered that the course functioned as a tool for improving knowledge about promotion, prevention, recognition, and early intervention with regard to mental health in educational institutions. There was a 90.6 % adherence to the 120-hour-long postgraduate course. Conclusion The postgraduate course seemed to have a positive impact in terms of the knowledge acquired about mental health, and there was good adherence to the course.

Translated title of the contributionThe knowledge acquired during and adherence to a postgraduate course concerned with mental health aimed at school counselors
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)821-833
Number of pages13
JournalRevista de Salud Publica
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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