Funding for this research was provided by:
Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research (10/15/A)
Received: 24 July 2018
Accepted: 13 May 2019
First Online: 23 May 2019
: This work was performed by Raida Daeem as partial fulfillment of the requirements for a PhD degree by the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
: The Helsinki Ethics Committee of the Rabin Medical Center approved the study (request No. 6339), on May 7, 2012. The Ministry of Education of Israel drafted the informed consent form. It stated that the name of the respondent would be excluded from the paper-form SDQ questionnaire and, instead, a number would be written on each questionnaire, according to a key that was available only to the general coordinator of the study. All identifying information, except for the identity code, was stored separately from the questionnaire. Confidentiality would be infringed only for cases in which the adolescent reported sexual abuse or explicit suicidal intentions, cases in which the law mandates reporting to the appropriate authorities. No such cases were reported to us.
: Not Applicable.
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