Measure of Organizational Readiness for Psychological Health

2012

Dan Bilsker, Merv Gilbert

Depression has been found to be a prevalent condition in Vietnam however, the capacity of primary health care staff to identify and treat depression is low. Funded by Grand Challenges Canada (GCC), the Enhanced Primary Mental Health Care Study aims to contribute to improvements in the identification and treatment of depression for adults in primary care in two pilot provinces in Vietnam.

This feasibility study seeks to select and adapt measures of depression and disability for use in Vietnam and has included that adaption of a “supported self-management” model of depression management into the Vietnamese context. The feasibility of recruiting and training primary healthcare staff is also being tested, in addition to the validity and acceptability of the measures and approaches.

Partners:

Ministry of Health
Coast Mental Health

Contact Info:

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