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dc.contributor.authorLloyd, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorLloyd, Helen
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Ray
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Michele
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-29T13:38:35Z
dc.date.available2017-09-29T13:38:35Z
dc.date.issued2017-07-21
dc.identifier.citationTreatment outcomes in schizophrenia: qualitative study of the views of family carers 2017, 17 (1) BMC Psychiatry
dc.identifier.issn1471-244X
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12888-017-1418-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620709
dc.description.abstractBackground: Schizophrenia is a complex, heterogeneous disorder, with highly variable treatment outcomes, and relatively little is known about what is important to patients. The aim of the study was to understand treatment outcomes informal carers perceive to be important to people with schizophrenia. Method: Qualitative interview study with 34 individuals and 8 couples who care for a person with schizophrenia/ schizoaffective disorder. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed by a thematic framework based approach. Results: Carers described well-recognised outcomes of importance, alongside more novel outcomes relating to: Safety (of the patient/others); insight (e.g. into non-reality of psychotic phenomena); respite from fear, distress or pain; socially acceptable behaviour; getting out of the house; attainment of life milestones; changes in personality and/or temperament; reduction of vulnerability to stress; and several aspects of physical health. Conclusions: These findings have the potential to inform the development of patient- or carer- focused outcome measures that take into account the full range of domains that carers feel are important for patients.
dc.description.sponsorshipEUFAMI
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.relation.urlhttp://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-017-1418-8
dc.subjectSchizophrenia
dc.subjectqualitative
dc.subjectcarer
dc.subjecttreatment
dc.subjectoutcomes
dc.subjectviews
dc.titleTreatment outcomes in schizophrenia: qualitative study of the views of family carers
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalBMC Psychiatry
dc.date.accepted2017-07
rioxxterms.funderEUFAMI
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW290917JL
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-09-29
refterms.dateFCD2018-10-19T09:10:47Z
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refterms.dateFOA2017-09-29T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractBackground: Schizophrenia is a complex, heterogeneous disorder, with highly variable treatment outcomes, and relatively little is known about what is important to patients. The aim of the study was to understand treatment outcomes informal carers perceive to be important to people with schizophrenia. Method: Qualitative interview study with 34 individuals and 8 couples who care for a person with schizophrenia/ schizoaffective disorder. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed by a thematic framework based approach. Results: Carers described well-recognised outcomes of importance, alongside more novel outcomes relating to: Safety (of the patient/others); insight (e.g. into non-reality of psychotic phenomena); respite from fear, distress or pain; socially acceptable behaviour; getting out of the house; attainment of life milestones; changes in personality and/or temperament; reduction of vulnerability to stress; and several aspects of physical health. Conclusions: These findings have the potential to inform the development of patient- or carer- focused outcome measures that take into account the full range of domains that carers feel are important for patients.


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