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BACKGROUND No systematic review and narrative synthesis on personal recovery in mental illness has been undertaken. AIMS To synthesise published descriptions and models of personal recovery into an empirically based conceptual framework. METHOD Systematic review and modified narrative synthesis. RESULTS Out of 5208 papers that were identified and 366(More)
BACKGROUND Patient-rated unmet need is cross-sectionally associated with quality of life. Its longitudinal relationship has not been established. AIMS To test the hypotheses that: (a) higher patient-rated unmet need is associated with lower individual quality of life assessments by a patient over time; and (b) reduction in patient-rated unmet need(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated the relationship between patient-rated unmet needs and subjective quality of life using routine outcome data. METHODS 265 mental health service patients from South Verona were assessed using the Camberwell Assessment of Need, the Lancashire Quality of Life Profile, and other standardised assessments of symptoms,(More)
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 users with psychosis may not consent to sharing information with carers. However, carers require access to relevant information to support them in their role. AIMS To inform clinical practice when service users withhold consent to share information with their carer. METHOD Study data were derived from a synthesis of policy review(More)
People who experience mental illness can be viewed as either fundamentally different than, or fundamentally like, everyone else in society. Recovery-oriented mental health systems focus on commonality. In practice, this involves an orientation toward supporting everyday solutions for everyday problems rather than providing specialist treatments for mental(More)
Mental illness is associated with unfair treatment in a number of areas of life. There is currently no psychometrically validated measure that has been developed to specifically focus on such experienced discrimination. This study aimed to finalise the Discrimination and Stigma Scale (DISC) and establish its psychometric properties. The DISC was further(More)
BACKGROUND There has been a substantial increase in research on mental illness related stigma over the past 10 years, with many measures in use. This study aims to review current practice in the survey measurement of mental illness stigma, prejudice and discrimination experienced by people who have personal experience of mental illness. We will identify(More)
An understanding of recovery as a personal and subjective experience has emerged within mental health systems. This meaning of recovery now underpins mental health policy in many countries. Developing a focus on this type of recovery will involve transformation within mental health systems. Human systems do not easily transform. In this paper, we identify(More)
AIMS To review developments in recovery-focussed mental health services internationally. METHODS Two forms of 'recovery' which have been used in the literature are considered, and international examples of recovery-focussed initiatives reviews. A 'litmus test' for a recovery-focussed service is proposed. RESULTS 'Clinical recovery' has emerged from(More)