|Long-term maintenance of GPs’ confidence in providing mental health care|
|Confidence ratings at end of module (N≥294)||Confidence ratings 3–6 Months after completion (N≥106)|
|Respondent’s Confidence in his or her ability to:|
|(a) diagnose depression||1.23||99.7||1.19||100|
|(b) screen for addictions||1.74||92.4||1.67||94.5|
|(c) screen for other mental health conditions||1.83||91.8||1.73||96.3|
|(d) treat depression||1.43||99.0||1.28||100|
|(e) treat other mental health disorders||1.99||85.2||1.93||87.2|
|(f) prescribe medications for mental health conditions||1.67||95.0||1.61||95.5|
|(g) assess patients’ problems and strengths||1.79||91.0||1.66||92.7|
|(h) develop systematized care plans for patients where a mental health care plan is not appropriate||2.07||77.5||1.86||84.0|
|(i) create a mental health care plan fitting Medical Service Plan [provincial program] guidelines||1.87||83.4||1.69||89.8|
|(j) engage mental health patients in a range of interventions (e.g., cognitive behavioural and interpersonal skills training)||1.97||81.4||1.90||82.6|
|(k) offer and coach the Antidepressant Skills Workbook||1.95||80.2||1.83||85.0|
|(l) offer and support the Bounce Back program||1.54||92.1||1.56||91.7|
|(m) In general, how confident are you in the quality of mental health care you provide to your patients?||1.71||96.3||1.46||99.1|
|Respondent’s confidence in her or his knowledge/awareness of:|
|(a) non-pharmacological interventions (cognitive behavioral skills such as activation, relaxation, negative thinking)||1.90||86.8||1.76||91.7|
|(b) regional mental health resources for mental health patients||2.05||82.8||1.87||88.1|
1 Lower means indicate higher confidence level rating. This was a 4-point rating scale with 1 indicating “very confident”, 2 indicating “somewhat confident”, 3 indicating “not very confident” and 4 indicating “not at all confident”.
2 Percentage of GPs who responded “very confident” or “somewhat confident”.
MacCarthy et al.
MacCarthy et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:110 doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-110