Title

Depression Training in Nursing Homes: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Study.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2013

NLM Title Abbreviation

Issues Ment Health Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Issues in mental health nursing

PubMed ID

23369120

DOI of Published Version

10.3109/01612840.2012.723798

Abstract

Late-life depression is common among nursing home residents, but often is not addressed by nurses. Using a self-directed CD-based depression training program, this pilot study used mixed methods to assess feasibility issues, determine nurse perceptions of training, and evaluate depression-related outcomes among residents in usual care and training conditions. Of 58 nurses enrolled, 24 completed the training and gave it high ratings. Outcomes for 50 residents include statistically significant reductions in depression severity over time (p < 0.001) among all groups. Depression training is an important vehicle to improve depression recognition and daily nursing care, but diverse factors must be addressed to assure optimal outcomes.

Keywords

Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Compact Disks, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Curriculum, Depressive Disorder, Education, Nursing, Continuing, Feasibility Studies, Follow-Up Studies, Homes for the Aged, Humans, Inservice Training, Nursing Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Homes, Pilot Projects, Programmed Instruction as Topic, Treatment Outcome

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1972