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Preparing mental health professionals for new directions in mental health practice: Evaluating the sensory approaches e-learning training package

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posted on 03.08.2022, 03:33 authored by Pamela Meredith, H Yeates, A Greaves, M Taylor, M Slattery, M Charters, M Hill
The application of sensory modulation approaches in mental health settings is growing in recognition internationally. However, a number of barriers have been identified as limiting the implementation of the approach, including workplace culture and a lack of accessible and effective sensory approaches training. The aim of this project was to investigate the efficacy of providing this training through a custom-designed e-learning package. Participants in the present study were predominately nurses and occupational therapists working in mental health settings in Queensland, Australia. Data were collected from 121 participants using an online survey. Significant improvements were found between pre- and post-training in participants’ real and perceived levels of knowledge, their perceived levels of confidence, and their attitudes towards using sensory modulation approaches in mental health settings. The findings of the study suggest that the custom-designed sensory approaches e-learning package is an effective, accessible, acceptable, and usable method to train health professionals in sensory modulation approaches. As this study is the first to analyse the efficacy of an e-learning sensory approaches package, the results are considered preliminary, and further investigation is required. © 2017 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.

History

Volume

27

Issue

1

Start Page

106

End Page

115

Number of Pages

10

eISSN

1447-0349

ISSN

1445-8330

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia, Australia

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Acceptance Date

17/10/2016

External Author Affiliations

University of Queensland; Metro North Health Service; Griffith University; The Queensland Centre for Mental health Learning

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

Parent Title

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing