Little emphasis has been placed by clinicians on the need for routine evaluation of outcomes of community mental health nursing interventions.
Although numerous descriptive studies exist, there is little systematic evaluation of the work of community mental health nurses, and this problem is particularly acute in the field of preventative work.
This paper presents the results of a small initiative to incorporate outcome evaluation into the clinical work of a community mental health team.
Ninety-nine participants in a series of stress management workshops completed stress questionnaires before a series of 2-day workshops and were followed up at between 3 and 6 months afterwards.
At follow-up, participants reported greater gains in terms of stress management than did no-treatment controls.
The study offers tentative evidence for the effectiveness of community mental health nurses in offering effective preventative interventions and also indicates that such interventions are amenable to outcome evaluation within the context of routine clinical practice.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Traitement communautaire, Infirmier psychiatrique, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Prévention, Soin santé primaire, Stress
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, Community treatment, Psychiatric nurse, Health staff, Human, Prevention, Primary health care, Stress
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0254762
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 11/06/1997.