Yuva Mitr

Table 1: Project data description table

Project name Yuva Mitr
Objective To design, implement and evaluate a community based intervention program for promoting health and wellbeing of youth aged 16-24 years in four communities in Goa
Dates January 2005- August 2008
Principal Investigator Dr Vikram Patel
Sites Margao, Balli, Barcem, Morpila, Fatorpa (all in South Goa district)
Study Design Exploratory Controlled Evaluation with repeated cross-sectional surveys at baseline and 12 month followup.
Sample Description Two rural and two urban communities in Goa, India were purposively selected and matched on urbanization and socio economic development
Sample size Baseline – 3663

Endline (at 12 months)- 3562

Randomization method Simple random
Intervention arm details – Multi-component intervention comprising: Peer Education Program;  community engagement; and teachers training.
List of instruments used Semi-structured interview schedule including General Health Questionnaire – 12
Database type (e.g. Excel 2003, SPSS 16) SPSS 16
Database description (briefly describe the variables provided in the database) Socio – demographic characteristics, education and careers, substance use, mental health, violence and abuse, reproductive and sexual health complaints, knowledge and attitudes about range of health issues, help seeking behavior
Funder John T and Catherine D MacArthur Foundation
Collaborating institutions Centre for Studies in Ethics and Rights, Mumbai

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