Advisor

Dunemn, Kathleen

Advisor

Clukey, Lori

Committee Member

Myers, Rebeca

Department

Nursing Practice

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2017

Genre

Thesis

Extent

230 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Among adolescents, illness and injuries related to risky behaviors as well as depression and other mental health concerns are significant causes of morbidity and mortality. Nurse practitioners and other providers in primary care settings frequently encounter the need to evaluate and manage adolescent patients with these behaviors and conditions. A reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (REAIM) assessment was performed, resulting in an identified need to enhance Longs Peak Family Practice’s effectiveness in identifying, managing, and referring adolescent patients with risky behaviors and mental health concerns. Given the demands and time constraints inherent to primary care practice, efficient, evidence-based practice guidelines and evaluation tools are a key component of the identification, management, and referral of adolescents with risky behaviors and mental health concerns. An extensive literature search revealed the screening, brief intervention and referral for treatment (SBIRT) as an appropriate evidence-based guideline. The validity of the Longs Peak Adolescent Questionnaire (LPAQ) currently used by Longs Peak Family Practice was enhanced based on the results of a Delphi study completed during this project. The recommended SBIRT practice guidelines and LPAQ with suggested modifications will increase the ability of Longs Peak Family Practice to identify, manage, and appropriately refer adolescent patients with risky behaviors and mental health concerns.

Degree type

DNP

Degree Name

Doctoral

Language

English

Local Identifiers

DutcherCapstone2017

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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