Training frontline workforce on psychosis management: a prospective study of training effects
AuthorSørlie, Tore; Borg, Marit; Flage, Karin; Kolbjørnsrud, Ole Bjørn; Haugen, Gunnar; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Ruud, Torleif
Methods: The key aspects of competence addressed by the training program were measured at baseline, after 1 year, and at the end of the training period. Professional education and experience were also rated at baseline. Data were collected between 1999 and 2005 and were analyzed by estimating a linear mixed model.
Results: Results showed a significant increase in participants’ experienced competence in all training goals, especially for the understanding of psychosis and relationship building. There was no significant variance at the program level, indicating consistent implementation of local programs.
Conclusions: This prospective study indicates that the training program was successful in increasing perceived com‑ petence in the areas addressed, and training staff from different service levels together probably contributed to more collaboration. This training model still operates in Norway.