247951 A multimedia learner-centered health promotion intervention created for mental health care recipients, healthcare providers, and caregivers

Monday, October 31, 2011

Deirdre Wheat, MD, MPH, MMedSci, PCME , Buffalo Psychiatric Center and Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University at Buffalo, New York State Office of Mental Health and University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Patricia Grisafi, OTR/L , Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Office of Mental health, Buffalo, NY
Diane Hourihane, MS, CCC-SLP , Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Office of Mental Health, Buffalo, NY
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over twenty-five percent of Americans suffer from a diagnosed psychiatric illness during a given year. This equates to roughly fifty-seven million Americans who actually carry a diagnosis of psychiatric illness at this time. This particular subset of the population is at particular risk of choking, due to medication-induced changes in the upper digestive system, as well as behavioral issues related to the underlying psychiatric morbidity.

Learning Areas:
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Communication and informatics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe modifiable risk factors and/or ill health that are particularly problematic for mental health recipients Explain the barriers to health promotion experienced by mental health recipients, their healthcare providers, and their caregivers Discuss a learner-centered tool devised to educate and empower recipients, as well as their providers and caregivers, on health issues uniquely problematic to this patient population

Keywords: Information Technology, Health Promotion

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I provide direct medical care to inpatients at a New York State Mental Health facility. I am Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. I am Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at University at Buffalo. In addition to a medical degree, I have an MPH degree, a MMedSci degree (Master of Medical Science in Health Promotion), and a PCME (Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education).
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.