OB-GYN KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE PATTERNS REGARDING MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER AND THE EFFECT OF PERCEIVED NUMERIC ABILITY

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OB-GYN KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE PATTERNS REGARDING MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER AND THE EFFECT OF PERCEIVED NUMERIC ABILITY

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dc.contributor.advisor Weissbrod, Carol en_US
dc.contributor.author Fuller, Elizabeth en_US
dc.contributor.other Schulkin, Jay en_US
dc.contributor.other Carter, Michele en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-22T15:00:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-22T15:00:58Z
dc.date.created 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-08-22
dc.identifier.other Fuller_american_0008N_10287 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/11031
dc.description Degree awarded: M.A. Psychology. American University en_US
dc.description.abstract Ob-gyns are often the first line of contact for a woman concerning her physical and mental health. One of the most common complaints by a woman to her ob-gyn includes symptoms of depression. This study assessed ob-gyns' knowledge and practice patterns regarding Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Physician communication of anti-depressant information, and perceived numeric ability were also assessed. Surveys were sent to 220 members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Response rate was 66%. Few (40%) ob-gyns indicated using standardized screening tools for depression. The majority (89%) of ob-gyns do not employ the DSM-IV to confirm a diagnosis of MDD, or before prescribing anti-depressants. Number of previous MDD diagnoses was not associated with estimation of prevalence rates. Physicians are relaying balanced treatment information to patients and are not utilizing numeric formats in a persuasive manner. More research is needed to assess the role of numeric ability in depression care. en_US
dc.format.extent 88 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.publisher American University en_US
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject Health care management en_US
dc.subject Obstetrics and gynecology en_US
dc.subject.other Depression en_US
dc.subject.other Mental Health en_US
dc.subject.other Numeracy en_US
dc.subject.other Numeric Formats en_US
dc.subject.other Physician Communication en_US
dc.subject.other Screening en_US
dc.title OB-GYN KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE PATTERNS REGARDING MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER AND THE EFFECT OF PERCEIVED NUMERIC ABILITY en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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