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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182314
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mental Health Screening of Adolescents in an Urban School-Based Health Clinic
Author(s):
Pierre, Joanne
Author Details:
Joanne Pierre, PNP, MA, BSN, RN, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, New York, USA, email: PIERREJ@nychhc.org
Abstract:
Introduction: Rates of mental health disorders amongst children and adolescents have been reported to be as high as 21%. Despite these alarming rates primary care providers historically do a poor job of identifying patients at risk for psychosocial disorders. Objective: The goal of this study was to determine how many adolescents in an urban school-based clinic screened positive for psychosocial disorders and required additional mental health services. Methods: 62 adolescents aged 11-15 years from grades 6 through 8 completed the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC-17) and Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire Functional Assessment (SDQ-FA) at either a well child visit or a randomized screening session from October 2007 to February 2008. The PSC-17 is a validated psychosocial screening tool with subscales identifying internalizing, externalizing and attention problems. The SDQ-FA assesses the impact of psychosocial problems on the everyday life of the child. Results: 27% of the adolescents screened scored positive on at least 1 subscale of the PSC-17, suggesting possible psychosocial problems. Additional mental health services were determined to be needed for 13% of those screened, of which 88% were females. 75% those referred for further management were new to the mental health clinic. Of the new referrals to mental health, 67% reported that these symptoms posed a great deal of interference with their everyday life either at home or school, with friends or during leisure activities. Conclusions: Given the high rates of psychosocial problems amongst adolescents, screening performed in school-based clinics may improve the detection of mental health problems. References: Glascoe FP. Increasing identification of psychosocial problems. Pediatrics. 2001;107:1496. ; US Department of Health and Human Services. Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: US Department of Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health; 1999.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMental Health Screening of Adolescents in an Urban School-Based Health Clinicen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPierre, Joanneen_US
dc.author.detailsJoanne Pierre, PNP, MA, BSN, RN, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, New York, USA, email: PIERREJ@nychhc.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182314-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Rates of mental health disorders amongst children and adolescents have been reported to be as high as 21%. Despite these alarming rates primary care providers historically do a poor job of identifying patients at risk for psychosocial disorders. Objective: The goal of this study was to determine how many adolescents in an urban school-based clinic screened positive for psychosocial disorders and required additional mental health services. Methods: 62 adolescents aged 11-15 years from grades 6 through 8 completed the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC-17) and Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire Functional Assessment (SDQ-FA) at either a well child visit or a randomized screening session from October 2007 to February 2008. The PSC-17 is a validated psychosocial screening tool with subscales identifying internalizing, externalizing and attention problems. The SDQ-FA assesses the impact of psychosocial problems on the everyday life of the child. Results: 27% of the adolescents screened scored positive on at least 1 subscale of the PSC-17, suggesting possible psychosocial problems. Additional mental health services were determined to be needed for 13% of those screened, of which 88% were females. 75% those referred for further management were new to the mental health clinic. Of the new referrals to mental health, 67% reported that these symptoms posed a great deal of interference with their everyday life either at home or school, with friends or during leisure activities. Conclusions: Given the high rates of psychosocial problems amongst adolescents, screening performed in school-based clinics may improve the detection of mental health problems. References: Glascoe FP. Increasing identification of psychosocial problems. Pediatrics. 2001;107:1496. ; US Department of Health and Human Services. Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: US Department of Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health; 1999.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:18:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:18:46Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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