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Intervention Effect of the Video Health Education Model Based on Solution-Focused Theory on Adolescents’ Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic


Background: Given the long-term impact of public health emergencies on adolescents’ mental health, extensive effort should be exerted in the psychological intervention of adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study combined solution-focused theory and video health education to explore the intervention effect of this model on adolescents’ mental health.

Methods: Overall, 126 volunteers with anxiety symptoms from four communities in 2021 in Anhui Province, China were randomly divided into the intervention and control groups (63 members in each group). The control group only received health education popularized in the community. By contrast, the intervention group was given the same health education and provided with solution-focused psychological counseling and short video health education related to the pandemic.

Results: Results after the intervention were as follows: 1) The Self-rating Anxiety Scale scores of both groups were low, but the effect on the intervention group was better than the control group (P < 0.05). 2) Both groups’ positive and negative affect scores were higher and lower than those before the intervention were, but changes in the scores of the intervention group were greater than that of the control group (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: The group intervention of solution-focused theory combined with video health education can improve the mental health level of adolescents, effectively alleviate their anxiety and negative emotions, and improve their positive emotions.

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IssueVol 50 No 11 (2021) QRcode
SectionOriginal Article(s)
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/ijph.v50i11.7574
Mental health Health education COVID-19 Negative emotions

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Li J, Liu Y. Intervention Effect of the Video Health Education Model Based on Solution-Focused Theory on Adolescents’ Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Iran J Public Health. 2021;50(11):2202-2210.