Journal article

Training General Practitioners to Detect Probable Mental Disorders in Young People During Health Risk Screening

Anne-Emmanuelle Ambresin, Christiaan P Otjes, George C Patton, Susan M Sawyer, Sharmala Thuraisingam, Dallas R English, Dagmar M Haller, Lena A Sanci

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to investigate whether a training intervention increases general practitioners' (GPs) detection sensitivity for probable mental disorders in young people. METHODS: Forty general practices were randomized to an intervention (29 GPs) or comparison arm (49 GPs). Intervention GPs participated in 9 hours of interactive training on youth-friendly care, psychosocial health risk screening, and responding to risk-taking behavior with motivational interviewing approaches, followed by practice visits assisting with integration of screening processes and tools. Youth aged 14-24 years attending GPs underwent a computer-assisted telephone interview about their consulta..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by grants from the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC PDR 2005/06); Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (AHPRI); National Health and Medical Research Council (566849). The funding bodies had no role in the study design data collection, analysis, interpretation, or manuscript writing.