Service Users' Explanatory Models of Psychosis: The Development of an Instrument for Clinicians

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dc.contributor.advisor Read, J en
dc.contributor.advisor Cartwright, C en
dc.contributor.advisor Seymour, F en Kampen, Jamie en 2014-05-22T22:53:52Z en 2014 en
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dc.description.abstract The aims of this study were to explore the aetiological beliefs of mental health serviceusers who have experienced psychosis, and develop an instrument to assess those beliefs. Service-users from an Early Psychosis Intervention service within the Auckland region were asked about their psychotic experiences, and their understandings of them. Analysis of these interviews (n=14) revealed three sets of data, ‘Experiences of Psychosis’, ‘Causes’, and ‘Service-Users' Feedback’. These findings, along with previous research findings about service-users understandings of their psychotic experiences were used to develop a draft instrument for clinicians to use when assessing service-users’ causal beliefs. The draft instrument was presented to clinicians (n=13) for them to provide feedback regarding the relevance of the instrument’s items to specific themes, thereby beginning to assess the instrument’s face validity. The implications of this study include furthering the notion that service-users are experts of their own experiences, as well as developing a draft instrument that could be used clinically, and in turn potentially facilitate both treatment and recovery. en
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dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
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dc.title Service Users' Explanatory Models of Psychosis: The Development of an Instrument for Clinicians en
dc.type Thesis en The University of Auckland en Doctoral en PhD en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Author en
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pubs.elements-id 439660 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-05-23 en

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