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Evaluation of a culturally adapted training course in Indigenous e-mental health

Dingwall, Kylie M., Puszka, Stephanie, Sweet, Michelle, Mills, Robert (Patj Patj Janama) and Nagel, Tricia M. (2015). Evaluation of a culturally adapted training course in Indigenous e-mental health. Australasian Psychiatry,23(6):630-635.

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Title Evaluation of a culturally adapted training course in Indigenous e-mental health
Author Dingwall, Kylie M.
Puszka, Stephanie
Sweet, Michelle
Mills, Robert (Patj Patj Janama)
Nagel, Tricia M.
Journal Name Australasian Psychiatry
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 6
ISSN 1039-8562   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 630
End Page 635
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Field of Research 1117 - Public Health and Health Services
111714 - Mental Health
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Objective: To report the impact of the Indigenous e-mental health training course ‘Yarning about Indigenous Mental Health using the AIMhi Stay Strong App’.

Method: Participants were trained in e-mental health and the use of one of the first culturally adapted e-mental health interventions – The AIMhi Stay Strong App. Between October 2013 and December 2014, 138 participants completed the ‘Yarning about Indigenous Mental Health using the AIMhi Stay Strong App’ training course and 130 completed pre- and post-training questionnaires to explore knowledge and confidence in a number of areas trained.

Results:
Paired t-tests showed significant improvements across all measures of skill and knowledge except for confidence in using computers.

Conclusions:
E-mental health is a relatively new development that may contribute to improved access to mental health services for rural and remote Indigenous Australians, particularly where such tools are culturally adapted. Whilst current knowledge and use of e-mental health tools in this group of Northern Territory service providers was limited, perceived knowledge and confidence in use was significantly improved following training.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856215608282   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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