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BACKGROUND The pragmatic randomised controlled trial is widely regarded as the gold standard method for evaluating the effectiveness of health care interventions. Successful conduct of trials and generalisation of findings depends upon efficient recruitment of representative samples, which often requires the collaboration of 'gatekeepers' who mediate access(More)
There are a growing number of studies which have evaluated group-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBGT) for individuals with psychosis. This is at least partly driven by the need to maximize access to this evidence-based treatment which has still to be widely disseminated. In this paper we present a systematic review of trials which have evaluated the(More)
Individuals who experience serious mental ill health such as schizophrenia are more likely to be overweight or obese than others in the general population. This high prevalence of obesity and other associated metabolic disturbances, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, contribute to a reduced life expectancy of up to 25 years. Several reasons(More)
Family interventions (FI) have been established as an effective treatment for psychosis. Training in this intervention is now widely available in the UK. This paper reports a review of published literature that investigates whether, following this training, graduates provide this evidence-based treatment for individuals with psychosis and their caregivers.(More)
About this course This course is designed to help Community Health Workers with some of their day to day work. It was developed after consultation with Community Health Workers, Health and Social Care Forum members, psychiatric nurses and lecturers at the University of Port Elizabeth. We have tried to understand the needs of both community health workers(More)
This study aimed to assess whether clinical supervision provided by workplace-based supervisors can enhance outcomes for mental health nurses attending a psychosocial intervention education programme and the service users whom they work with. A quasi-experimental controlled design was used. The main outcome measure was student knowledge and attitudes(More)
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