Prevention of Common Mental Disorders in Employees. Perspectives on Collaboration from Three Health Care Professions
AbstractCollaboration among occupational health physicians, primary care physicians and psychotherapists in the prevention and treatment of common mental disorders in employees has been scarcely researched. To identify potential for improvement, these professions were surveyed in Baden-Württemberg (Germany). Four hundred and fifty occupational health physicians, 1000 primary care physicians and 700 resident medical and psychological psychotherapists received a standardized questionnaire about their experiences, attitudes and wishes regarding activities for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of common mental disorders in employees. The response rate of the questionnaire was 30% (n = 133) among occupational health physicians, 14% (n = 136) among primary care physicians and 27% (n = 186) among psychotherapists. Forty percent of primary care physicians and 33% of psychotherapists had never had contact with an occupational health physician. Psychotherapists indicated more frequent contact with primary care physicians than vice versa (73% and 49%, respectively). Better cooperation and profession-specific training on mental disorders and better knowledge about work-related stress were endorsed. For potentially involved stakeholders, the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration for better prevention and care of employees with common mental disorders is very high. Nevertheless, there is only little collaboration in practice. To establish quality-assured cooperation structures in practice, participants need applicable frameworks on an organizational and legal level. View Full-Text
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Rothermund, E.; Michaelis, M.; Jarczok, M.N.; Balint, E.M.; Lange, R.; Zipfel, S.; Gündel, H.; Rieger, M.A.; Junne, F. Prevention of Common Mental Disorders in Employees. Perspectives on Collaboration from Three Health Care Professions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 278.
Rothermund E, Michaelis M, Jarczok MN, Balint EM, Lange R, Zipfel S, Gündel H, Rieger MA, Junne F. Prevention of Common Mental Disorders in Employees. Perspectives on Collaboration from Three Health Care Professions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(2):278.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rothermund, Eva; Michaelis, Martina; Jarczok, Marc N.; Balint, Elisabeth M.; Lange, Rahna; Zipfel, Stephan; Gündel, Harald; Rieger, Monika A.; Junne, Florian. 2018. "Prevention of Common Mental Disorders in Employees. Perspectives on Collaboration from Three Health Care Professions." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 15, no. 2: 278.
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