PrimA-QuO- Optimized primary care for children and adolescents with mental health problems - Evaluation of a Health Coaching Programme

Funded by: German Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)

Grant Number: 01VSF16032

Period: 04.2017 – 09.2020

In Cooperation with: BKK (VAG), Helmholtz Zentrum München and PaedNetz Bayern e.V.

About 17 % of children aged 3-17 years are affected by mental health problems (MHP). (KiGGS Health Survey). Child and adolescent MHP are highly relevant public health issues as they burden the individual, their families and their social environment.

Project Aims
The aim of the present study is to examine the effectiveness as well as the acceptance, barriers and facilitators of the BKK programme „STARKE KIDS - Gesundheitscoaching”, a structured primary care programme for children and adolescents affected by most frequently encountered MHP in paediatric practice. We plan to investigate the practicability of the theoretical foundation, assessing acceptance, barriers and facilitators of the programme as well as evaluating efficacy and effectiveness of the treatment. The target group of the project are paediatricians, patients and their parents. In addition, indicators for further optimization shall be revealed. The central hypothesis behind the project is the assumption, that the programme improves efficiency and effectiveness and, therefore, has the potential to be included in the range of standard of care services funded by the statutory health insurers.

Work packages
Coordination centre and work package 1 are located at the Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology (working team of Prof. Dr. Eva Grill). The health coaching programme will be evaluated concerning the theoretical foundation, acceptance, barriers, facilitators and outcomes. A qualitative and quantitative survey including the programme developers, the treating paediatricians, patients and their the parents will be performed.
Working package 2 will be processed by the Helmholtz Zentrum in Munich. On the basis of routine data of the health insurer, a health-economic evaluation will be performed focussing on the impact of the intervention on coding behaviour, courses of treatment and use of medical services.

Contact: Prof. Eva Grill