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|Author||Carty S., Thompson L., Berger S., Jahnke K., Llewellyn R.|
|Title||Books on Prescription - Community-based health initiative to increase access to mental health treatment: An evaluation|
Carty S., Thompson L., Berger S., Jahnke K., Llewellyn R.; Books on Prescription - Community-based health initiative to increase access to mental health treatment: An evaluation ;Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health vol:40 issue: 3.0 page:276
|Keywords||books on prescription; evaluation; health promotion; mental health; self-help
|Link to article|| https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84963612522&doi=10.1111%2f1753-6405.12507&partnerID=40&md5=ce629233ca99e5d13334f53f39cfc22b
|Abstract||Objective: To evaluate the implementation of a regional Books on Prescription (BoP) programme. Methods: Seven data collection pathways were used to provide indicators of program implementation, utilisation, acceptability and reach. Results: BoP is seen by prescribers, librarians and consumers as a valuable mental health resource. Key areas for improvement were identified: booklist literacy level and breadth of topic area; confidentiality; program promotion; and prescriber/librarian training. Conclusions: Recommendations are made regarding the improvement of programme acceptability, accessibility and assessment. Implications: The establishment of a national BoP scheme would facilitate sustainable and consistent methods for BoP promotion and assessment. The authors hope this evaluation is a step towards actualising this goal. © 2015 Public Health Association of Australia.
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