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dc.contributor.authorAppiah, Richard
dc.contributor.authorWilson-Fadiji, Angelina
dc.contributor.authorSchutte, Lusilda
dc.contributor.authorWissing, Marié P.
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-31T12:05:41Z
dc.date.available2020-07-31T12:05:41Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationAppiah, R. et al. 2020. Effects of a community-based multicomponent positive psychology intervention on mental health of rural adults in Ghana. Applied psychology: health and well-being, (In press). [https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12212]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1758-0846
dc.identifier.issn1758-0854 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/35440
dc.identifier.urihttps://iaap-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/aphw.12212
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12212
dc.description.abstractBackground There is growing evidence that positive psychology interventions (PPIs) enhance positive mental health and lead to a decrease in symptoms of psychopathology. This study examines the effectiveness of a 10‐week multicomponent PPI (the Inspired Life Program ; ILP) in promoting positive mental health and reducing symptoms of depression and negative affect in a sample of rural poor adults in Ghana. Methods Using a quasi‐randomized controlled trial design, participants from four rural poor communities were randomly allocated to intervention (n = 40) or control (n = 42) conditions. The intervention group participated in the 10‐week ILP. Both groups completed a battery of mental health measures, including the Mental Health Continuum‐Short Form, at pre‐intervention, immediately after the intervention, and at 3 months follow‐up. Hierarchical linear modeling was applied to evaluate whether the intervention was effective. Results There was a greater improvement in positive mental health, with a marked reduction in symptoms of depression in the intervention group compared to the control group, immediately and 3 months after the intervention. There were also larger increases in the proportion of flourishers in the intervention group compared to the control group, immediately and three months after the intervention. Conclusions The observed effects of the ILP intervention program suggest that group‐based PPIs can promote positive mental health and buffer against psychopathology among people living in rural poor communities in sub‐Saharan Africaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectCommunity‐based mental health interventionen_US
dc.subjectGhanaen_US
dc.subjectInspired life programen_US
dc.subjectPositive psychology interventionen_US
dc.subjectQuasi‐randomized controlled trialen_US
dc.subjectRural poor adultsen_US
dc.titleEffects of a community-based multicomponent positive psychology intervention on mental health of rural adults in Ghanaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID13012584 - Schutte, Lusilda
dc.contributor.researchID10174524 - Wissing, Maria Philipina
dc.contributor.researchID29717272 - Appiah, Richard
dc.contributor.researchID28380746 - Wilson-Fadiji, Angelina


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