Mental health first aid for the elderly: A pilot study of a training program adapted for helping elderly people.

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Abstract

Epidemiological studies have shown a high prevalence of mental illness among the elderly. Clinical data however indicate both insufficient detection and treatment of illnesses. Suggested barriers to treatment include conceptions that mental health symptoms belong to normal aging and lack of competence among staff in elderly care in detecting mental illness. A Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training program for the elderly was developed and provided to staff in elderly care. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in knowledge in mental illness, confidence in helping a person, readiness to give help and attitudes towards persons with mental illness.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Psykiatri
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1-7
TidskriftAging & Mental Health
StatusPublished - 2016
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa