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Table 4 Correct answers regarding identification/referral of adolescents described in vignettes before and after training (N = 30*)

From: Evaluating the effectiveness of a training program that builds teachers’ capability to identify and appropriately refer middle and high school students with mental health problems in Brazil: an exploratory study

Teachers’ correct answers Psychopathological conditions Normal adolescence
Conduct Mania Depression Hyperactivity High risk**
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Before training       
Psychopathological conditions       
  Identifies as a problem and refers to:       
    Mental health care 20 (66.7) 15 (50.0) 24 (80.0) 11 (36.7) 19 (63.3)  
    Mental health care & after-school help 9 (30.0) 9 (30.0) 0 (0.0) 12 (40.0) 3 (10.0)  
    Mental health care & other 0 (0.0) 1 (3.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.3)  
  Total of correct answers 29 (96.7) 25 (83.3) 24 (80.0) 23 (76.7) 23 (76.7)  
Normal adolescence       
  Does not identify as a problem and:       
    Does not refer       19 (63.3)
    Talk to parents       1 (3.3)
  Total of correct answers       20 (66.7)
After training       
Psychopathological conditions       
  Identifies as a problem and refers to:       
    Mental health care 22 (73.3) 18 (60.0) 22 (73.3) 14 (46.7) 22 (73.3)  
    Mental health care & after-school help 6 (20.0) 7 (23.3) 3 (10.0) 7 (23.3) 2 (6.7)  
    Mental health care & other 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (3.3) 0 (0.0)  
  Total of correct answers 28 (93.3) 25 (83.3) 25 (83.3) 22 (73.3) 24 (80.0)  
Normal adolescence       
  Does not identify as a problem and:       
    Does not refer       24 (80.0)
    Talk to parents       0 (0.0)
  Total of correct answers       24 (80.0)
  1. *Two teachers excluded due to incomplete data in questionnaires applied before and/or after training.
  2. **High risk for psychosis.