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Clinician Knowledge on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Florida

Title: Clinician Knowledge on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Florida.
Name(s): Salib-Barrios, Margaret Kathleen, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Research Report
Date Issued: 2018-04-27
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Purpose: To understand knowledge gaps and barriers among Florida healthcare providers in the assessment and treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). The information gathered should assist in making future recommendations to improve early screening and treatment of women with PMAD. Methods: The study was designed as a needs assessment questionnaire. ARNPs, PAs, DOs, and MDs with email addresses listed in the Florida Health Care Practitioner Data Portal were sent an investigator-developed survey. Following the survey, participants were provided a link to, developed by the FSU College of Medicine, which provides resources and education for mothers, families and clinicians. Analysis was conducted using Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to determine how clinicians identified areas where they lacked preparedness in addressing PMADs and to identify differences in provider characteristics. Results: A total of 552 respondents completed the survey. Clinicians lack preparedness in six significant areas: appropriate use of language, detection of PMADs, care development, time and resource management, awareness of community resources, and provision of culturally specific care. Significant differences in preparedness were observed between disciplines. Discussion: Barriers to effectively addressing PMADs are all modifiable. Efforts are needed to improve the confidence, knowledge and preparedness of clinicians, regardless of specialty area, in the early detection, appropriate treatment and long-term management of patients with PMADs. Conclusions: Successful management of PMADs is critical for the welfare of women and their families. To further this research, it would be valuable to have PMAD education built into the requirements for all health care providers (HCPs) across the state of Florida. Simply increasing the awareness of available resources could improve PMAD outcomes.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1524802543_c4536779 (IID)
Keywords: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Salib-Barrios, M. K. (2018). Clinician Knowledge on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Florida. Retrieved from