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Youth mental health in deprived urban areas: A Delphi study on the role of the GP in early intervention.

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dc.contributor.author Schaffalitzky, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Leahy, Dorothy
dc.contributor.author Cullen, Walter
dc.contributor.author Gavin, Blanaid
dc.contributor.author Latham, Linda
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Ray
dc.contributor.author Smyth, Bobby P.
dc.contributor.author O'Dea, Ellen
dc.contributor.author Ryan, S
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-09T14:56:07Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4534
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description For table 1-4, box 1-2 & figure 1 relating to this article please see attached files.
dc.description.abstract Background: GPs, as healthcare professionals with whom young people commonly interact, have a central role in early intervention for mental health problems. However, successfully fulfilling this role is a challenge, and this is especially in deprived urban areas. Aims: To inform a complex intervention to support GPs in this important role, we aim to identify the key areas in which general practice can help address youth mental health and strategies to enhance implementation. Methods: We conducted a modified Delphi study which involved establishing an expert panel involving key stakeholders / service providers at two deprived urban areas. The group reviewed emerging literature on the topic at a series of meetings and consensus was facilitated by iterative surveys. Results: We identified 20 individual roles in which GPs could help address youth mental health address youth mental health, across five domains: 1. Prevention, Health Promotion and Access, 2. Assessment and Identification, 3. Treatment Strategies, 4.Interaction with Other Agencies/Referral, and 5. Ongoing Support. With regard to strategies to enhance implementation, we identified a further 19 interventions, across five domains: 1.Training, 2. Consultation Improvements, 3. Service-Level Changes, 4. Collaboration, and 5.Healthcare-system Changes. Conclusions: GPs have a key role in addressing youth mental health and this study highlights the key domains of this role and the key components of a complex intervention to support this role. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Journal of Medical Science;6th September, 2014
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11845-014-1187-z
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject primary care en_US
dc.subject youth mental health en_US
dc.subject substance addiction en_US
dc.subject early intervention en_US
dc.title Youth mental health in deprived urban areas: A Delphi study on the role of the GP in early intervention. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11845-014-1187-z
dc.contributor.sponsor HRB en_US
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2016-09-06
dc.embargo.terms 2016-09-06 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US


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