Mental health of adolescents and their caregivers during the Covid-19 pandemic in North Macedonia

A study which aims to collect data on the sociodemographic characteristics and mental health of adolescents and their caregivers in the context of the established restrictive measures as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country

Mental health studies
UNICEF/2023

Highlights

The current study aims to collect data on the sociodemographic characteristics and mental health of adolescents and their caregivers in the context of the established restrictive measures as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Data were processed to determine prevalence rates and risk factors associated with impaired mental health and quality of life among adolescents and their caregivers.

More specifically, the study aims to determine the rate of common mental health problems among adolescents and their caregivers, to identify risk factors associated with common mental health problems and with impaired quality of life; and to offer recommendations for the development of strategies for promotion, prevention, and early intervention.

The study intends to contribute to a public health approach addressing the major issues of child and adolescent mental health, improving family wellbeing, as well as to further encourage the development of policies and the implementation of evidence-based interventions in the sectors of health, education, social work. Intended audiences of this study are policy makers in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, local government bodies, mental health practitioners, social workers, teachers, parents/ caregivers, and nongovernmental organizations.

// This study was conducted by the University Clinic of Psychiatry in Skopje with support from UNICEF and USAID. The authors’ views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of UNICEF, the United States Agency for International Development or the United States Government.

Author(s)
University Clinic of Psychiatry - Skopje
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Languages
English, Macedonian, Albanian