Conflict of Interest Statement
Evaluation of an Innovative Late-Life Depression Training Program
Version of Record online: 4 APR 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 19–26, January 2014
How to Cite
Smith, M., Stolder, M. E. and Liu, M. F. (2014), Evaluation of an Innovative Late-Life Depression Training Program. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50: 19–26. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12019
The authors declare no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
- Issue online: 6 JAN 2014
- Version of Record online: 4 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 19 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 29 AUG 2012
- The Wellmark Foundation of Iowa
- training nursing roles;
- behavioral activation;
- problem-solving methods;
- older adults
This paper describes evaluation findings associated with an innovative, CD-based, self-directed training program that was designed to improve general practice nurses' abilities to identify and care for older adults with depression.
Design and Methods
A voluntary sample of nurses completed an evaluation that focused on participants' perceptions of changes in their knowledge and skills and usefulness of the program.
Quantitative items received high ratings, and narrative responses to open-ended questions were largely positive.
Many opportunities exist for psychiatric nurses to facilitate, support, and extend training principles to promote late-life depression recognition and treatment.