Staff-focused interventions to increase referrals for depression in aged care facilities: a cluster randomized controlled trial

Tanya Ellen Davison, Gery Karantzas, David John Mellor, Marita McCabe, Dejan Mrkic

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While there is evidence that depression training can improve the knowledge of staff in residential care facilities, there is an absence of research determining whether such training translates into practice change. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of staff training and the introduction of a protocol for routine screening and referral for depression on the numbers of residents detected and referred by care staff for further assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449 - 455
Number of pages7
JournalAging & Mental Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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