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Addressing Adolescent Depression in Tanzania: Positive Primary Care Workforce Outcomes Using a Training Cascade Model.

Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., Gilberds, H., Brown, A., Ubuguyu, O., Njau, T., Sabuni, N., Magimba, A. and Perkins, K. (2017) Addressing Adolescent Depression in Tanzania: Positive Primary Care Workforce Outcomes Using a Training Cascade Model. Depression research and treatment, 2017. p. 9109086. ISSN 2090-1321

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Abstract

This is a report on the outcomes of a training program for community clinic healthcare providers in identification, diagnosis, and treatment of adolescent Depression in Tanzania using a training cascade model. Lead trainers adapted a Canadian certified adolescent Depression program for use in Tanzania to train clinic healthcare providers in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of Depression in young people. As part of this training program, the knowledge, attitudes, and a number of other outcomes pertaining to healthcare providers and healthcare practice were assessed. The program significantly, substantially, and sustainably improved provider knowledge and confidence. Further, healthcare providers' personal help-seeking efficacy also significantly increased as well as the clinicians' reported number of adolescent patients identified, diagnosed, and treated for Depression. To our knowledge, this is the first study reporting positive outcomes of a training program addressing adolescent Depression in Tanzanian community clinics. These results suggest that the application of this training cascade approach may be a feasible model for developing the capacity of healthcare providers to address youth Depression in a low-income, low-resource setting.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adolescent depression, Community clinic healthcare, Training program outcomes, Training cascade model, Tanzania
Subjects: Health promotion & behaviour change
Health Systems > Quality of Care
Health Systems > Human Resources
Divisions: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 08:23
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 08:23
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/4352

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