Ilaria Montagni

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The Internet is a growing source of information for health in general, with university student being online almost daily. Evaluating their use of the Internet for mental health information and support can help understanding if online tools and websites should be used for mental health promotion and, to some extent, care. A survey was conducted with more(More)
INTRODUCTION Mental health care is a critical area to better understand integrated care and to pilot the different components of the integrated care model. However, there is an urgent need for better tools to compare and understand the context of integrated mental health care in Europe. METHOD The REMAST tool (REFINEMENT MApping Services Tool) combines a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether high levels of screen time exposure are associated with self-perceived levels of attention problems and hyperactivity in higher education students. DESIGN Cross-sectional study among participants of the i-Share cohort. SETTING French-speaking students of universities and higher education institutions. PARTICIPANTS 4816(More)
Through a review of the studies conducted on the analysis of the costs of the Italian mental health provision of care, this study aimed at describing the current financing system for mental health care in Italy. From the deinstitutionalization to the present days, Italian mental health care financing has evolved in line with both national plans and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the association between migraine and tinnitus in a large, cross-sectional study among students. BACKGROUND Tinnitus has been associated with various pain syndromes, including headaches. However, prior studies were mainly conducted among elderly adults. METHODS Cross-sectional study among 5729 participants of the French internet-based(More)
BACKGROUND University students aged 18-30 years are a population group reporting low access to health care services, with high rates of avoidance and delay of medical care. This group also reports not having appropriate information about available health care services. However, university students are at risk for several health problems, and regular medical(More)
BACKGROUND The Internet is one of the main resources of health information especially for young adults, but website content is not always trustworthy or validated. Little is known about this specific population and the importance of online health searches for use and impact. It is fundamental to assess behaviors and attitudes of young people looking for(More)
BACKGROUND Bullying is a significant public health issue among middle school-aged youth. Current prevention programs have only a moderate impact. Cell phone text messaging technology (mHealth) can potentially overcome existing challenges, particularly those that are structural (e.g., limited time that teachers can devote to non-educational topics). To date,(More)
Comparing mental health systems across countries is difficult because of the lack of an agreed upon terminology covering services and related financing issues. Within the European Union project REFINEMENT, international mental health care experts applied an innovative mixed “top-down” and “bottom-up” approach following a multistep design thinking strategy(More)
BACKGROUND The contribution of mental health to the risk of smoking is increasingly acknowledged but still insufficiently studied during the key period of student life. In particular, the simultaneous action of stress and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms on the risk of smoking remains poorly understood. AIMS To assess the effects(More)