Victoria Madsen

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OBJECTIVE Early intervention services (EISs) for mental illness may improve outcomes, although treatment engagement is often a problem. Incorporating patients' preferences in the design of interventions improves engagement. A discrete-choice conjoint experiment was conducted in Canada to identify EIS attributes that encourage treatment initiation. METHODS(More)
AIM To understand what service features would sustain patient engagement in early intervention mental health treatment. METHODS Mental health patients, family members of individuals with mental illness and mental health professionals completed a survey consisting of 18 choice tasks that involved 14 different service attributes. Preferences were(More)
AIM While there is clearly much to be gained from ensuring that youth with emerging mental illness across a variety of psychiatric illnesses receive care that reduces symptoms and improves functioning, it is not at all clear how best to achieve these results within a health-care system that has limited resources. Outside of the area of psychosis, there is(More)
This article explores facilitators and barriers to the impact and sustainability of a learning initiative to increase capacity of long-term care (LTC) homes to manage the mental health needs of older persons, through development of in-house Psychogeriatric Resource Persons (PRPs). Twenty interviews were conducted with LTC staff. Management support,(More)
BACKGROUND This paper describes an innovative education program for the management of mental health problems in long-term care (LTC) homes and the evaluation of its longer-term sustainability. Since 1998, the "Putting the P.I.E.C.E.S. Together" learning initiative has been providing education sessions and related learning strategies aimed at developing the(More)
UNLABELLED WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: Verbal de-escalation is an intervention aimed at calmly managing an agitated client to prevent violence. Effective de-escalation can help reduce the use of seclusion and restraint in psychiatric settings. Despite its importance in practice, there is little agreement on the necessary techniques of de-escalation and(More)
OBJECTIVE We modeled design factors influencing the intent to use a university mental health service. PARTICIPANTS Between November 2012 and October 2014, 909 undergraduates participated. METHOD Using a discrete choice experiment, participants chose between hypothetical campus mental health services. RESULTS Latent class analysis identified three(More)