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J Urban Health. 2010 Jul;87(4):703-12. doi: 10.1007/s11524-010-9464-2.

Predictors of depression screening rates of nurses receiving a personal digital assistant-based reminder to screen.

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School of Nursing, Columbia University, 617 W. 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA. rb897@columbia.edu

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if race/ethnicity, payer type, or nursing specialty affected depression screening rates in primary care settings in which nurses received a reminder to screen. The sample comprised 4,160 encounters in which nurses enrolled in advanced practice training were prompted to screen for depression using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-2/PHQ-9 integrated into a personal digital assistant-based clinical decision support system for depression screening and management. Nurses chose to screen in response to 52.5% of reminders. Adjusted odds ratios showed that payer type and nurse specialty, but not race/ethnicity, significantly predicted proportion of patients screened.

PMID:
20549570
PMCID:
PMC2900578
DOI:
10.1007/s11524-010-9464-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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