Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Improving Mental Health Outcomes in Adolescent Patients With Universal Anxiety Screening in an Outpatient Pediatric Primary Care Office: A Quality Improvement Project.

INTRODUCTION: In the wake of the cultural and mental health consequences that arose since the COVID-19 pandemic, primary care providers must be able to assess and initiate treatment of anxiety disorders in the pediatric population. Only 59% of children with a diagnosable anxiety disorder are identified and receive treatment. This quality improvement project aimed to evaluate the implementation of universal anxiety screening using the General Anxiety Disorder-7 tool in pediatric primary care.

METHOD: Screening was performed on adolescents (aged 12-18 years) to evaluate the frequency and acceptability of tool administration and identification of anxiety and referrals to mental health care for treatment. Employing a pretest-posttest design, the effect of universal anxiety screening for adolescents was measured at well-child visits.

RESULTS: Anxiety screening and anxiety diagnosis rates were significantly increased post-implementation.

DISCUSSION: Universal screening for anxiety was efficacious in the project setting for identifying cases of anxiety.

Full text links

We have located links that may give you full text access.
Can't access the paper?
Try logging in through your university/institutional subscription. For a smoother one-click institutional access experience, please use our mobile app.

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Mobile app image

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2024 by WebMD LLC.
This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties.

By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Your Privacy Choices Toggle icon

You can now claim free CME credits for this literature searchClaim now

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app