Journal article

Evaluation of a short course in psychiatry for general practitioners.

David Clarke, Graeme Smith, Julie-Anne Peake, Tom Trauer, Louise McCall, Grant Blashki, Leon Piterman

Australas Psychiatry | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the acceptability and benefits to general practitioners (GPs) of a short course on the management of depression and anxiety. METHOD: One hundred and twenty-two GPs from southeast metropolitan Melbourne participated in a five-session short course. Pre- and post-measures of knowledge, attitude and self-evaluated clinical practice and a post-measure of participant satisfaction were completed. RESULTS: The course was overwhelmingly appreciated by participating GPs. In the group as a whole, knowledge, attitude and certain elements of clinical practice changed in a positive and predicted direction. General practitioners affirmed the use of an interpersonal and problem-solving ..

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