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Staff and patient perceptions of research in an integrated mental health service


Cleary, M and Freeman, A and Walter, G, Staff and patient perceptions of research in an integrated mental health service, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28, (4) pp. 341-358. ISSN 0161-2840 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2007 Informa Healthcare

DOI: doi:10.1080/01612840701244144


The purpose of this research was to survey staff and patients about their experience, knowledge, and attitudes regarding research. One hundred and sixty patients were interviewed using a questionnaire. In addition, a modified version of the same questionnaire was sent to multidisciplinary staff (n = 476), and about two-fifths (n = 181, 38%) were returned. Participants were interested in research and keen to know more about methods and processes. There were significant differences between staff and patients in terms of attitudes towards evidence-based practice and knowledge about research. The findings support the notion that staff and patients hold similar views about research methods and influences.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental health research
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108430
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-05-23

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