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A survey of programs for parents with mental illness and their families: Identifying common elements to build the evidence base
Psychiatry Publications and Presentations
  • Beth R. Hinden, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Kathleen Biebel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Joanne Nicholson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Alexis D. Henry, University of Massachusetts
  • Judith Katz-Leavy
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry; Clinical and Population Health Research; Center for Mental Health Services Research
Date
4-26-2006
Document Type
Article
Medical Subject Headings
*Evidence-Based Medicine; Health Care Surveys; Humans; *Mental Disorders; Mental Health Services; Parents; Program Development; United States
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Abstract
Little is known about the effectiveness of interventions for families living with parental mental illness. Existing interventions offer information about successfully implemented treatments, which may demonstrate effectiveness in research. In the current study, directors of programs for parents with mental illness and their families were interviewed. Qualitative analyses revealed noteworthy similarities with respect to target population; funding; community context; agency context; mission, theoretical orientation, and assumptions; locus of care and essential services; desired outcomes; and moderators. Program similarities were identified to provide parameters for research, and to contribute to the development of testable hypotheses. Family-centered, strengths-based approaches were identified across program directors as critical to intervention success.
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Citation: J Behav Health Serv Res. 2006 Jan;33(1):21-38. Link to article on publisher's site
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PubMed ID
16636906
Citation Information
Beth R. Hinden, Kathleen Biebel, Joanne Nicholson, Alexis D. Henry, et al.. "A survey of programs for parents with mental illness and their families: Identifying common elements to build the evidence base" Vol. 33 Iss. 1 (2006) ISSN: 1094-3412 (Print)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joanne_nicholson1/55/