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Exploratory Study on the Effects of Participation in a Recovery Mall at State-Operated Behavioral Healthcare Inpatient Hospital
Behavioral Health in Ohio: Current Research Trends
  • Cheryl L. Meyer, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Betty Yung, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Cindy Sieck
  • Elizabeth Ellington
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-1-2015
Abstract
We proposed an exploratory study on the effects of participation in a treatment mall. We interviewed currently enrolled patients at the Recovery Mall at a state-operated behavioral healthcare hospital in Ohio. Treatment malls are an increasingly popular approach to rehabilitation of inpatient populations (Webster & Harmon, 2006). The popularity of the approach is based on the theory that empowerment of the consumer to participate in decision-making will aid in restoring functioning and return to community living (Rahe, 2001). Treatment malls offer multiple simultaneous therapeutic activities, allow the involvement of consumers in making choices about their treatment plans and their daily living activities, and provide a more normalized environment. Patients have to leave their home units to seek out opportunities to participate in community life activities such as going to the bank, hair salon or chapel; socializing; and making their own food choices.
Citation Information
Cheryl L. Meyer, Betty Yung, Cindy Sieck and Elizabeth Ellington. "Exploratory Study on the Effects of Participation in a Recovery Mall at State-Operated Behavioral Healthcare Inpatient Hospital" Behavioral Health in Ohio: Current Research Trends Vol. 3 Iss. 1 (2015) p. 68 - 75
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cheryl_meyer/43/