Evaluation of an Innovative Late-Life Depression Training Program

Marianne Smith, Mary Ellen Stolder, Megan Fang Liu

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Purpose: 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. Findings: Quantitative items received high ratings, and narrative responses to open-ended questions were largely positive. Practice Implications: Many opportunities exist for psychiatric nurses to facilitate, support, and extend training principles to promote late-life depression recognition and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


  • Behavioral activation
  • Depression
  • Older adults
  • Problem-solving methods
  • Training nursing roles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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