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Measuring outcomes in the workplace: The impact of an education program


Cleary, M and Jordan, R and Happell, B, Measuring outcomes in the workplace: The impact of an education program, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 11, (4) pp. 269-275. ISSN 1445-8330 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2002 John Wiley and Sons

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1440-0979.2002.00258.x


There is an increasing pressure for mental health nurses to engage in research and quality improvement activities to demonstrate how nursing care contributes to improved patient outcomes. This paper describes the evaluation of an educational program, particularly its impact on participantsí attitudes towards and confidence in the measurement of patient outcomes. Nurses from the Central Sydney Area Mental Health Service (n = 38) participated in one of two 1-day workshops. The participants were asked to complete three surveys. The first prior to the commencement of the workshop, the second on completion of the workshop and the third 3 months later. The findings suggest the workshops were beneficial to participants in many areas relevant to the measurement of outcomes. The recommendations made on the basis of this study are described.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental health nursing, education, outcomes
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108463
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-08-08

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