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

Meredith, Pamela, Yeates, Harriet, Greaves, Amanda, Taylor, Michelle, Slattery, Maddy, Charters, Michelle and Hill, Melissa (2017) Preparing mental health professionals for new directions in mental health practice: Evaluating the sensory approaches e-learning training package.. International journal of mental health nursing, . doi:10.1111/inm.12299


Author Meredith, Pamela
Yeates, Harriet
Greaves, Amanda
Taylor, Michelle
Slattery, Maddy
Charters, Michelle
Hill, Melissa
Title Preparing mental health professionals for new directions in mental health practice: Evaluating the sensory approaches e-learning training package.
Journal name International journal of mental health nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1447-0349
Publication date 2017-01-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/inm.12299
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Abstract 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.
Keyword e-learning
health professional
mental health
sensory approach
sensory modulation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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