Outcome of patients hospitalized by public authorities in a public mental health sector
- Evaluation of the UK dangerous and severe personality disorder (DSPD) program. Burns, Tom; Sinclair, Julia; Yiend, Jenny // BMC Psychiatry;2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 7, Special section p1
Background The UK government has established four new specialist secure units to pilot a dedicated service aimed to reduce the risk to the public of those deemed to have DSPD. This study aims to describe the characteristics of the patients/prisoners admitted to these pilot sites, their pathway...
- Discharge delays down to chance? McMillan, Katharine // Mental Health Practice;Nov2013, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p10
A letter to the editor is presented in response to Matthew Impey and Erik Milner's article comparing discharge delay in inpatient care between 2001 and 2011 published in the September 2013 issue.
- Awareness raised about legal duty to children of detained parents. // Mental Health Practice;Apr2013, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p4
The article reports that the Mental Welfare Commission (MWC) of Scotland suggests raising awareness regarding the legal duty towards children of detained parents to consider the impact of compulsory admission to hospital of parents on their children.
- Outcome assessment of the VADO approach in psychiatric rehabilitation: a partially randomised multicentric trial. Pioli, Rosaria; Vittorielli, Michela; Gigantesco, Antonella; Rossi, Giuseppe; Basso, Luigi; Caprioli, Chiara; Buizza, Chiara; Corradi, Angela; Mirabella, Fiorino; Morosini, Pierluigi; Falloon, Ian R. H. // Clinical Practice & Epidemiology in Mental Health;2006, Vol. 2, p5
Background: Recent studies on representative samples of psychiatric services have shown that low proportions of cases received effective rehabilitation interventions. The following are likely to be the most important causes: the scarcity of mental health workers trained in social and work skills...
- Psychiatrist Characteristics Related to Patient Outcome in Japan. Abe, Takeru; Moriya, Megumi; Ikeda, Koji; Kuroda, Kenji; Hagihara, Akihito // Psychiatric Quarterly;Jun2012, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p221
We evaluated psychiatric care in terms of the relationship between patient outcome (length of stay, Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) at discharge, GAF difference, and GAF change per day) and psychiatrist characteristics (gender and years in psychiatric practice) in patients with...
- Routine outcome measures. // Therapy Today;Jul2014, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p56
The article offers information on the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Research department's new web page on routine outcome measures, which offers practical information about how and why to use them, and the different measures available.
- Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale 32. Jerrell, Jeanette M. // Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research;Jul-Sep2005, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p341
To be useful in assessing treatment efficacy, an outcome measure must be sensitive to changes in ratings of symptoms and psychosocial functioning over time and to differences in change across consumers and be interpretable as to the extent of clinical improvement. Results are presented regarding...
- Integrated care improves one year outcomes in first episode psychosis. Petersen, L.; Nordentoft, M.; Jeppesen, P. // Evidence Based Mental Health;May2006, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p46
The article discusses the potential of a community based, integrated treatment plan in reducing poor clinical and social result in people with first episode psychosis in Denmark. A study was conducted with 547 adults in the mental health services and the community in Copenhagen and Aarhus. They...
- Understanding how people who use illicit drugs and alcohol experience relationships with psychiatric inpatient staff. Chorlton, Emma; Smith, Ian; Jones, Sarah // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;Jan2015, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p51
Purpose: Psychiatric inpatient services are often required to provide care for people with mental health difficulties who use illicit drugs or alcohol (people with coexisting difficulties). In other settings, relationships between service users and staff can be important in alleviating distress...