Document Detail

A Systematic Review of the Literature Exploring Illness Perceptions in Mental Health Utilising the Self-Regulation Model.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23108509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Psychologists have utilised a range of social cognition models to understand variation in physical health and illness-related behaviours. The most widely studied model of illness perceptions has been the Self-Regulation Model (SRM, Leventhal, Nerenz, & Steele, 1984). The illness perceptions questionnaire (IPQ) and its revised version (IPQ-R) have been utilised to explore illness beliefs in physical health. This review examined 13 quantitative studies, which used the IPQ and IPQ-R in mental health in their exploration of illness perceptions in psychosis, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, depression and adolescents experiencing mood disorders. Across these studies the SRM illness dimensions were largely supported. Mental illnesses were commonly viewed as cyclical and chronic, with serious negative consequences. Perceptions regarding chronicity, controllability and negative consequences were associated with coping and help seeking, while engagement with services and help seeking were also related to illness coherence beliefs. Treatment adherence was linked to beliefs that treatment could control one's illness. Whilst a major limitation of the reviewed studies was the use of cross-sectional designs, overall the applicability of the SRM to mental health was supported. The IPQ and IPQ-R were shown to be valuable measures of illness perceptions in mental health, offering implications for clinical practice.
Tineke Baines; Anja Wittkowski
Related Documents :
24585749 - Edith (1869-1938) and florence (1870-1932) stoney, two irish sisters and their contribu...
23040709 - Challenges in interfacing between forensic and general mental health: a japanese perspe...
24099209 - Sickness certification of workers compensation claimants by general practitioners in vi...
23181369 - Experiences of families who help young rural men with emergent mental health problems i...
23798719 - Clinical practitioner's attitudes towards the use of routine outcome monitoring within ...
23166769 - Mental health literacy of depression: gender differences and attitudinal antecedents in...
15616109 - Mapping the criminal mind: idiographic assessment of criminal belief systems.
21336609 - Factors associated with mental health utilization among minorities following the second...
12081189 - The national strategy for sexual health and hiv: implications for genitourinary medicine.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-3572     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychol Med Settings     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435680     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychol Med Settings     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
CAMHS, Fieldhead House, Bradford, UK.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  The Role of Attachment Style and Depression in Patients with Hepatitis C.
Next Document:  Influence of sutureless 23-gauge sclerotomy architecture on postoperative intraocular pressure decre...