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Evaluation of an Innovative Late-Life Depression Training Program
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care (2014)
  • Marianne Smith, University of Iowa
  • Mary E. Stolder
  • Megan F. Liu
Abstract

Purpose: This paper describes evaluation findings associated with an innovative, CD-based, self-directed training program that was designed to improve general practice nurses' abilities to identify and care for older adults with depression. Design and Methods: A voluntary sample of nurses completed an evaluation that focused on participants' perceptions of changes in their knowledge and skills and usefulness of the program. Findings: Quantitative items received high ratings, and narrative responses to open-ended questions were largely positive. Practice Implications: Many opportunities exist for psychiatric nurses to facilitate, support, and extend training principles to promote late-life depression recognition and treatment.

Publication Date
January, 2014
Citation Information
Marianne Smith, Mary E. Stolder and Megan F. Liu. "Evaluation of an Innovative Late-Life Depression Training Program" Perspectives in Psychiatric Care Vol. 50 Iss. 1 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marianne_smith/53/