The effectiveness of technology-based patient education on self-reported deprivation of liberty among people with severe mental illness: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Kuosmanen2009TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of technology-based patient education on self-reported deprivation of liberty among people with severe mental illness: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Lauri M Kuosmanen and Maritta V{\"a}lim{\"a}ki and Grigori Joffe and Anneli Pitk{\"a}nen and Heli H{\"a}t{\"o}nen and Anita Patel and Martin Knapp},
  journal={Nordic journal of psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={
          383-9
        }
}
Deprivation of liberty (DL) in psychiatric inpatient care is common worldwide. As liberty is a central element of patients' rights, there is a need to develop most effective methods supporting patients' personal liberty. The article presents initial results from a study to determine the effectiveness of an information technology (IT)-based patient education programme on patients' experiences of being deprived of their liberty during their in-hospital stay. An overall sample of 311 patients with… CONTINUE READING
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