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The Fountain of Health: Bringing Seniors' Mental Health Promotion into Clinical Practice.

Thoo V, Freer J, Cassidy KL - Can Geriatr J (2015)

Bottom Line: There was a highly significant (p < .0001) difference in clinicians' knowledge transfer questionnaire scores pre- and post-educational session.At a two-month follow-up, 19 (25.7%) participants completed a quality assurance questionnaire, with all 19 (100%) of respondents stating they would positively recommend the FoH information to colleagues and patients.The use of a formalized network for knowledge transfer allows for education and evaluation of health-care practitioners in both acquisition of practical knowledge and subsequent clinical behavior change.

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Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS;; Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

ABSTRACT

Background: The Fountain of Health (FoH) initiative offers valuable evidence-based mental health knowledge and provides clinicians with evaluated tools for translating knowledge into practice, in order to reduce seniors' risks of mental disorders, including dementia.

Methods: A presentation on mental health promotion and educational materials were disseminated to mental health clinicians including physicians and other allied health professionals either in-person or via tele-education through a provincial seniors' mental health network. Measures included: 1) a tele-education quality evaluation form, 2) a knowledge transfer questionnaire, 3) a knowledge translation-to-practice evaluation tool, and 4) a quality assurance questionnaire.

Results: A total of 74 mental health clinicians received the FoH education session. There was a highly significant (p < .0001) difference in clinicians' knowledge transfer questionnaire scores pre- and post-educational session. At a two-month follow-up, 19 (25.7%) participants completed a quality assurance questionnaire, with all 19 (100%) of respondents stating they would positively recommend the FoH information to colleagues and patients. Eleven (20.4%) translation-to-practice forms were also collected at this interval, tracking clinician use of the educational materials.

Conclusions: The use of a formalized network for knowledge transfer allows for education and evaluation of health-care practitioners in both acquisition of practical knowledge and subsequent clinical behavior change.

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Mentions: Subgroup analysis was also performed between urban and rural providers (Figure 4). Of those clinicians using the media-based components, the website was viewed by 21 (20.6%) and 20 (19.6%) urban and rural clients, respectively. The video was used in 19 (18.7%) cases in urban regions, in comparison to 14 (13.7%) in rural locations. By comparison, the handbook was utilized more in the rural setting, with 53 (52.0%) patients discussing the handbook, versus 43 (42.2%) in the urban location. Likewise, rural clients appeared to follow through more frequently on the action-oriented items of goal setting (n=35, 34.3%) and signing the pledge (n=28, 27.5%), in comparison to the urban clients, of whom 25 (24.5%) set goals and 22 (21.6%) signed the pledge.


The Fountain of Health: Bringing Seniors' Mental Health Promotion into Clinical Practice.

Thoo V, Freer J, Cassidy KL - Can Geriatr J (2015)

Comparison of Utilization of FOH Materials Amongst Urban and Rural Clinicians
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4696449&req=5

f4-cgj-18-217: Comparison of Utilization of FOH Materials Amongst Urban and Rural Clinicians
Mentions: Subgroup analysis was also performed between urban and rural providers (Figure 4). Of those clinicians using the media-based components, the website was viewed by 21 (20.6%) and 20 (19.6%) urban and rural clients, respectively. The video was used in 19 (18.7%) cases in urban regions, in comparison to 14 (13.7%) in rural locations. By comparison, the handbook was utilized more in the rural setting, with 53 (52.0%) patients discussing the handbook, versus 43 (42.2%) in the urban location. Likewise, rural clients appeared to follow through more frequently on the action-oriented items of goal setting (n=35, 34.3%) and signing the pledge (n=28, 27.5%), in comparison to the urban clients, of whom 25 (24.5%) set goals and 22 (21.6%) signed the pledge.

Bottom Line: There was a highly significant (p < .0001) difference in clinicians' knowledge transfer questionnaire scores pre- and post-educational session.At a two-month follow-up, 19 (25.7%) participants completed a quality assurance questionnaire, with all 19 (100%) of respondents stating they would positively recommend the FoH information to colleagues and patients.The use of a formalized network for knowledge transfer allows for education and evaluation of health-care practitioners in both acquisition of practical knowledge and subsequent clinical behavior change.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS;; Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

ABSTRACT

Background: The Fountain of Health (FoH) initiative offers valuable evidence-based mental health knowledge and provides clinicians with evaluated tools for translating knowledge into practice, in order to reduce seniors' risks of mental disorders, including dementia.

Methods: A presentation on mental health promotion and educational materials were disseminated to mental health clinicians including physicians and other allied health professionals either in-person or via tele-education through a provincial seniors' mental health network. Measures included: 1) a tele-education quality evaluation form, 2) a knowledge transfer questionnaire, 3) a knowledge translation-to-practice evaluation tool, and 4) a quality assurance questionnaire.

Results: A total of 74 mental health clinicians received the FoH education session. There was a highly significant (p < .0001) difference in clinicians' knowledge transfer questionnaire scores pre- and post-educational session. At a two-month follow-up, 19 (25.7%) participants completed a quality assurance questionnaire, with all 19 (100%) of respondents stating they would positively recommend the FoH information to colleagues and patients. Eleven (20.4%) translation-to-practice forms were also collected at this interval, tracking clinician use of the educational materials.

Conclusions: The use of a formalized network for knowledge transfer allows for education and evaluation of health-care practitioners in both acquisition of practical knowledge and subsequent clinical behavior change.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus