Title

Depression training for nurses: evaluation of an innovative program

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

7-1-2010

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Research in Gerontological Nursing

NLM Title Abbreviation

Res Gerontol Nurs

PubMed ID

20635801

DOI

10.3928/19404921-20100527-99

Abstract

This article describes evaluation results related to a CD-based depression training program that incorporates the collaborative care principles of the Improving Mood-Providing Access to Collaborative Treatment (IMPACT) model of care. The four-part training program used workplace exercises and case-based learning to change daily care practices as part of the training. The relevance and application of depression assessment, treatment, care planning, communication, and referral methods were addressed using a mixed-methods evaluation that accompanied the dissemination of 513 training packets statewide. Evaluations were returned by 250 participants. Items related to the extent to which training changed care practices (n = 19) and outcomes of care for older adults (n = 13) consistently received high scores. Responses to open-ended questions resulted in positive comments related to assessment, monitoring, communication, and interventions such as scheduling pleasant activities. Results indicate the training program may positively influence nursing practice and collaboration with interdisciplinary providers.

Keywords

Depression -- Nursing -- In Old Age, Education, Nursing, Continuing, Gerontologic Care, Nursing Knowledge, Aged, Data Analysis Software, Funding Source, Human, Iowa, Nursing Assessment, Nursing Interventions, Questionnaires, Summated Rating Scaling

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Research in Gerontological Nursing, 3:3 (2010) pp.162-175. DOI:10.3928/19404921-20100527-99.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/379