Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Improving Nurse Practitioners Competence Utilizing Proper Screening Tools to Detect Adolescent Depression in the Primary Care Setting
by Sanni, Oyenike, D.N.P., Brandman University, 2019, 45; 13900132
Abstract (Summary)

Depression has become a significant problem among adolescents in today's society (World Health Organization [WHO], 2014). This population often hides depression due to its social stigma. If misdiagnosed or left untreated, however, depression is associated with suicidal tendencies, self-infliction, self-mutilation, self-harm, suicidal attempt, and suicidal completion. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force USPSTF-approved standardized depression screening tools, such as the PHQ-A, are used in the primary care setting to detect the major depressive disorder in adolescents aged 12 to 18. The primary purpose of this evidenced-based clinical scholarly project is to provide extensive knowledge and to educate nurse practitioners (NPs) in the primary care setting about the appropriate use of standardized depression screening tools when working with adolescents.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kozlowski, Jessica L., Webb, Bryan
Commitee: Hanisch, Tyke, Kozlowski, Jessica L., Webb, Bryan
School: Brandman University
Department: Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing
Keywords: Adolescent depression, Advance practice nurse, Depression screening tools, Education and training, Mental health providers, Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-A), Practitioners
Publication Number: 13900132
ISBN: 978-1-392-29022-4
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