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Improving Treatment Outcomes in Stroke: Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Order to Increase Recovery Engagement

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Program Date: Oct. 8, 2014

Estimated Time: 1 hour

This activity is jointly sponsored by Medical Education Resources and National Stroke Association.

Accreditation for this program has expired. This program is for informational purposes.

Program Overview

The faculty will discuss the assessment process for diagnosing depression along with various treatment options that are available. This program will also include tips on improving rehabilitation engagement and caregiver education regarding depression in stroke

Goals and Learning Objectives

The goal of Improving Treatment Outcomes in Stroke: Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Order to Increase Recovery Engagement to improve patient outcomes where depression is a barrier to recovery engagement.

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify and evaluate depression in stroke patients
  • Utilize basic intervention methods to decrease depression
  • Describe strategies and techniques to increase recovery engagement

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of stroke center coordinators, the rehabilitation team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists, stroke center nurses, physiatrists, neurologists and other health care professionals that provide care to stroke patients.

Content Developed and Presented By

William Stiers, PhD, ABPP (RP)
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
William Stiers, PhD, ABPP(RP) No financial relationships to disclose.

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Denise Taylor No financial relationships to disclose.
MER content managers No financial relationships to disclose.

Disclaimer

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources and/or National Stroke Association. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medical Education Resources and/or National Stroke Association. MER’s ANCC accreditation status does not imply endorsement by MER or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

System requirements:
PC-based attendees—Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista or newer.
Macintosh®-based attendees—Required: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer.

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