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Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2009 Mar;30(3):165-73. doi: 10.1080/01612840802694411.

Electronic screening for mental health in rural primary care: implementation.

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School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908-0782, USA.


The goals of this study were to develop a computer-based electronic screening tool (eScreening) and determine the feasibility of implementing eScreening for rural users of primary care. This descriptive pilot adapted existing screening measures for depression and alcohol abuse to a portable computer-based format and examined the feasibility of its adoption and use. This was a three-step design using convenience samples for (1) a focus group with providers, (2) usability testing with selected rural patients using the computerized touch screen, and (3) implementing the touch screen platform with a small sample in primary care to determine feasibility. This paper reports on Phase III, which assessed consumer response to eScreening.

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