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BMC Health Services Research

, 16:392

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BackgroundRecovery in mental health care is complex, highly individual and can be facilitated by a range of professional and non-professional support. In this study we will examine how recovery from mental health problems is promoted in non-medical settings. We hypothesise a relationship between involvement in decisions about care, social support and recovery and quality of life outcomes.

MethodsWe will use standardised validated instruments of involvement in decision-making, social contacts, recovery and quality of life with a random sample of people accessing non-statutory mental health social care services in Wales. We will add to this important information with detailed one to one case study interviews with people, their family members and their support workers. We will use a series of these interviews to examine how people build recovery over time to help us understand more about their involvement in decisions and the social links they build.

DiscussionWe want to see how being involved in decisions about care and the social links people have are related to recovery and quality of life for people with experience of using mental health support services. We want to understand the different perspectives of the people involved in making recovery possible. We will use this information to guide further studies of particular types of social interventions and their use in helping recovery from mental health problems.

KeywordsRecovery Shared decision making Social support Mental health Quality of life Wales AbbreviationsLSNSLubben Social Network Scale

MANSAManchester Short Assessment of Quality of Life Scale

MARC2Matching Resources to Care

NISCHRNational Institute for Social Care and Health Research

QoLQuality of Life

QPRProcess of Recovery Questionnaire

SDMShared Decision Making

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Autor: Michael Coffey - Ben Hannigan - Alan Meudell - Julian Hunt - Deb Fitzsimmons


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