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Enferm Clin. 2015 Sep-Oct;25(5):254-61. doi: 10.1016/j.enfcli.2015.03.007. Epub 2015 May 6.

[Effect of an educational intervention on the attitudes of the nurses of primary care on depression].

[Article in Spanish]

Author information

1
Enfermería especializada en salud mental, Centro de Salud Salou, Institut Català de la Salut. Electronic address: germancortacans@hotmail.com.
2
Enfermería especializada en salud mental, Centro de Salud Salou, Institut Català de la Salut; Medicina Familiar, Centro de Salud Constantí, Institut Català de la Salut.
3
Medicina Familiar, Centro de Salud Reus 4, Institut Català de la Salut.
4
Medicina Familiar y Epidemiología, Unidad de investigación, Atención Primaria Camp de Tarragona, Institut Català de la Salut.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe nurse attitudes toward depression, using a standardized questionnaire and to evaluate how a training workshop can modify or influence these attitudes.

METHODS:

A prospective study based on the application of the Depression Attitude Questionnaire, before and six months after, participating in a training day on the nursing role in the management of depression in Primary Care. The sample consisted of 40 Primary Care nurses from 10 health centers in the province of Tarragona.

RESULTS:

Nurses are in a neutral position when considering the management of depressed patients as a difficult task, or to feel comfortable in this task, but there is a high degree of acceptance of the claim that the time spent caring for depressed patients is rewarding. In general, there was little significant difference in the mean scores for the different items of the Depression Attitude Questionnaire, before and six months, after the training intervention.

CONCLUSIONS:

The attitude towards the management of depression in Primary Care and to the role that nurses can play in this task is generally favorable. Fruitful training and organizational initiatives can be established in order to define and structure the nursing role in the management of depression in Primary Care.

KEYWORDS:

Actitud; Atención primaria de salud; Attitude; Cuestionario; Depresión; Depression; Enfermería; Nursing; Primary Health Care; Questionnaires

PMID:
25956559
DOI:
10.1016/j.enfcli.2015.03.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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