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Influence of single peer interventions on the recovery attitude of persons with a psychiatric disability.
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PMID:  22571597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Scand J Caring Sci; 2012 Influence of single peer interventions on the recovery attitude of persons with a psychiatric disability Objective:  This study examined the influence of single peer to peer interventions on participants' recovery attitudes. Methods:  Following a 40-hour training, pairs of individuals with a psychiatric disability offered a session (2.5 hour) in outpatient and residential psychiatric institutions. These peer to peer interventions aimed at inspiring and contributing to participants' recovery process, by introducing them to constituent parts of the concept Recovery. Thirteen of the peer interventions were evaluated by measuring participants' recovery attitudes before (N = 145), just after (N = 115) and at 6 months postintervention (N = 53) using the Recovery Attitudes Questionnaire (RAQ7) and the Recovery Process Inventory (RPI). Results:  Wilcoxon tests demonstrated that individuals participating in a peer intervention felt significantly more certain that Recovery is possible (factor 'Recovery is possible') just after the intervention (p = 0.004), but not 6 months later; likewise, the perception of the difficulty of recovery in spite of a mental illness (factor 'Recovery is difficult and differs') was significantly lower 6 months later (p = 0.016), but not from pre to just after. Conclusions:  The statistically significant effect of a single recovery-oriented peer intervention on participants' attitude that recovery is possible was not sustainable. These results suggest a possible higher sustainability of repeated or longer-lasting peer interventions.
Authors:
Franziska Rabenschlag; Holger Hoffmann; Antoinette Conca; Ian Needham; Andreas Knuf; Claudia Schusterschitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of caring sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-6712     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8804206     Medline TA:  Scand J Caring Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences © 2012 Nordic College of Caring Science.
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UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Hall, Tyrol, Austria University Hospital of Psychiatry, Bern, Switzerland Institute of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Turku, Finland Center of Research and Education, Psychiatric Services St. Gallen, Switzerland Institute of higher education and research in nursing of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland Resident Therapist, Konstanz, Germany.
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