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dc.contributor.advisorBouchard, Lindsay
dc.contributor.authorCurran, Brett N.
dc.creatorCurran, Brett N.
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-18T21:46:48Z
dc.date.available2021-05-18T21:46:48Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationCurran, Brett N. (2021). Implementation of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item (Gad-7) in an Integrated Primary Care Setting (Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA).
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/658626
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The GAD-7 is an effective, validated tool that screens adults for generalized anxiety disorder, allowing for timely diagnosis, treatment initiation, and behavioral health referral. A quality improvement project was designed to educate primary care providers at an integrated, community health clinic on the indication, use, and interpretation of the GAD-7.Background: Generalized anxiety disorder is a common condition that can have widely detrimental effects. Consistent use of the GAD-7 in primary care settings can mitigate anxiety-related dysfunction, reducing tertiary care interventions, lowering spending, and improving patient outcomes. The GAD-7 facilitates measurement-based care, which optimizes diagnostic speed and accuracy, and facilitates high-quality care. The clinic implemented the GAD-7 as a standard of primary care to address gaps in anxiety assessment and integrative care practices. Methods: Twenty primary care providers were recruited through convenience sampling and educated during an in-service, evidence-based presentation. The participants completed pre- and post-intervention surveys that assessed existing and subsequent GAD-7 knowledge and use. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze and interpret the survey data. Results: Post-intervention, most participants reported that the GAD-7 would improve their ability to assess patients for anxiety and identify those who require further treatment. All participants reported that the GAD-7 would improve their ability to identify patients for behavioral health referral. Conclusions: The education presentation effectively improved GAD-7 knowledge and perception among the primary care providers. Increased provider knowledge enables successful GAD-7 implementation as part of routine, measurement-based care at the clinic. Continued GAD-7 use will improve outcomes for patients and the clinic, reducing a significant gap in integrative care delivery. Keywords: measurement-based care, generalized anxiety disorder, GAD-7
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.
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dc.subjectanxiety
dc.subjectassessment
dc.subjectGAD-7
dc.subjectgeneralized anxiety disorder
dc.subjectmeasurement based care
dc.subjectscreening
dc.titleImplementation of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item (Gad-7) in an Integrated Primary Care Setting
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertation
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizona
thesis.degree.leveldoctoral
dc.contributor.committeememberGallagher, Shawn
dc.contributor.committeememberEdmund, Sara
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate College
thesis.degree.disciplineNursing
thesis.degree.nameD.N.P.
refterms.dateFOA2021-05-18T21:46:48Z


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