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BACKGROUND The present study aimed to assess, in an epidemiologically representative sample of patients with psychosis, the relationship between patient and staff perception of need and to investigate the association between unmet need and study variables when assessed by patients and staff, respectively. METHOD Of 474 cases of functional psychosis(More)
BACKGROUND Service planning based on aggregated needs assessment is rarely practised. There is a lack of research into how population-based needs assessment approaches can be translated into routine clinical settings. AIMS This study aimed to ascertain the 2-month period prevalence of psychosis in Gloucester City, to investigate the level of need among(More)
OBJECTIVE Frustration continues to be directed at delays in gaining approvals for undertaking health research in the UK. We aimed to evaluate the impact of an ethics officer intervention on rates of favourable opinions (approval) and provisional opinions (requiring revision and resubmission) and on the time taken to reach a final opinion by research ethics(More)
BACKGROUND, AIMS Although clinical use of needs assessment tools is widespread, there is little evidence about their value in longitudinal use. This study aimed to identify the factors associated with changing needs in an assertive outreach (AO) team's caseload, over a 6-month rating period. METHODS The Camberwell Assessment of Needs Short Appraisal(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHOD This study surveyed need in a group of psychiatric patients in Gloucester, using a new instrument, the CUES. Keyworkers gave out questionnaires to all patients with psychosis in contact with specialist services. A total of 148 forms were anonymously completed, with a response rate of 37% of the mental health services caseload. (More)
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