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Demystifying research and evidence-based practice for consumers and carers: development and evaluation of an educational package

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Cleary, M and Matheson, S and Walter, G and Malins, G and Hunt, GE, Demystifying research and evidence-based practice for consumers and carers: development and evaluation of an educational package, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 29, (2) pp. 131-43. ISSN 0161-2840 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2008 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.

DOI: doi:10.1080/01612840701792340

Abstract

Increasingly, consumers and carers are involving themselves in many aspects and levels of mental health services. However, one area in which active involvement has been less prominent is research. This paper describes an educational initiative that sought to increase consumers' and carers' understanding of the way research is conducted and its role in evidence-based practice. Information regarding participants' attitudes towards research, knowledge about research practice and participation was also examined. The findings provide evidence that workshop attendance increases knowledge and encourages participation in future research projects, particularly when participants have confidence in the researcher.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:research, consumers, carers, evidence-based practice
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108427
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-05-20
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