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A cluster-randomised controlled trial of values-based training to promote autonomously held recovery values in mental health workers

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Abstract


  • Background

    The implementation and use of evidence-based practices is a key priority for recovery-oriented mental health service provision. Training and development programmes for employees continue to be a key method of knowledge and skill development, despite acknowledged difficulties with uptake and maintenance of behaviour change. Self-determination theory suggests that autonomy, or a sense that behaviour is self-generated, is a key motivator to sustained behaviour change, in this case practices in mental health services. This study examined the utility of values-focused staff intervention as a specific, reproducible method of autonomy support.

    Methods

    Mental health workers (nā€‰=ā€‰146) were assigned via cluster randomisation to either a values clarification condition or an active problem-solving control condition.

    Results

    Results demonstrated that a structured values clarification exercise was useful in promoting integrated motivation for the changed practice and resulted in increased implementation planning.

    Conclusions

    Structured values clarification intervention demonstrates utility as a reproducible means of autonomy support within the workplace. We discuss future directions for the study of autonomous motivation in the field of implementation science.

UOW Authors


  •   Williams, Virginia (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank
  •   Oades, Lindsay G. (external author)
  •   Crowe, Trevor P. (external author)
  •   Ciarrochi, Joseph (external author)
  •   Andresen, Retta J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Williams, V., Deane, F. P., Oades, L. G., Crowe, T. P., Ciarrochi, J. & Andresen, R. (2016). A cluster-randomised controlled trial of values-based training to promote autonomously held recovery values in mental health workers. Implementation Science, 11 (1), 13-1-13-11.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84956932879

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3056&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2057

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 13-1

End Page


  • 13-11

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Background

    The implementation and use of evidence-based practices is a key priority for recovery-oriented mental health service provision. Training and development programmes for employees continue to be a key method of knowledge and skill development, despite acknowledged difficulties with uptake and maintenance of behaviour change. Self-determination theory suggests that autonomy, or a sense that behaviour is self-generated, is a key motivator to sustained behaviour change, in this case practices in mental health services. This study examined the utility of values-focused staff intervention as a specific, reproducible method of autonomy support.

    Methods

    Mental health workers (nā€‰=ā€‰146) were assigned via cluster randomisation to either a values clarification condition or an active problem-solving control condition.

    Results

    Results demonstrated that a structured values clarification exercise was useful in promoting integrated motivation for the changed practice and resulted in increased implementation planning.

    Conclusions

    Structured values clarification intervention demonstrates utility as a reproducible means of autonomy support within the workplace. We discuss future directions for the study of autonomous motivation in the field of implementation science.

UOW Authors


  •   Williams, Virginia (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank
  •   Oades, Lindsay G. (external author)
  •   Crowe, Trevor P. (external author)
  •   Ciarrochi, Joseph (external author)
  •   Andresen, Retta J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Williams, V., Deane, F. P., Oades, L. G., Crowe, T. P., Ciarrochi, J. & Andresen, R. (2016). A cluster-randomised controlled trial of values-based training to promote autonomously held recovery values in mental health workers. Implementation Science, 11 (1), 13-1-13-11.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84956932879

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3056&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2057

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 13-1

End Page


  • 13-11

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom