Australian gp's preferences for education about depression and related disorders

Ryan, Paul, Richards, Jeffrey C., McCabe, Marita, Blashki, Grant, Pierce, David, Groom, Grace and Hickie, Ian B. 2004, Australian gp's preferences for education about depression and related disorders, Australian family physician, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 381-384.

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Title Australian gp's preferences for education about depression and related disorders
Author(s) Ryan, Paul
Richards, Jeffrey C.
McCabe, Marita
Blashki, Grant
Pierce, David
Groom, Grace
Hickie, Ian B.
Journal name Australian family physician
Volume number 33
Issue number 5
Start page 381
End page 384
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Place of publication Jolimont, Vic
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0300-8495
Summary OBJECTIVE: To Investigate Australian general practitioners' experiences of accessing education about depression and their preferences for future education on depression and related disorders.
METHOD: Six hundred and eight anonymous surveys were distributed to GPs through 52 rural and urban divisions of general practice; 420 were retumed.
RESULTS: Educational formats involving direct contact with people having mental health expertise were highly valued. Distance education and web based technologies were least used. In the previous year, women and older GPs had spent more time on education about depression. Most intended to undertake more such education in the future and said that education in psychosocial strategies would be very useful. General practitioners' attitudes to further education about depression were influenced by their gender, practice location, and their previous mental health training.
DISCUSSION: More face-to-face training may be desirable to take advantage of GPs' willingness to spend more time on education about depression and related disorders.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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