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Perceived control among people with severe mental illness: a comparative study

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Background

    Given the importance of perceived control to mental health and recovery, research is needed to determine strategies to increase perceived control for people with a mental illness.

    Aim

    Investigate the implications of a therapeutic recreation program on the perceived control of people with a mental illness.

    Method

    Participants of an intervention group (n = 27) and comparison group (n = 18) completed the Perceived Control Across Domains Scale at three time intervals. Subscale and total scores were analysed.

    Results and Discussion

    Significant variation occurred in the perceived control areas of substance use, personal cognition and personal empowerment.

    Implications

    A unique nurse led therapeutic recreation initiative, such as Recovery Camp, can improve and maintain facets of perceived control among people with mental illness.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Liersch, S., Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Heffernan, T. & Keough, E. (2016). Perceived control among people with severe mental illness: a comparative study. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 30 (5), 563-567.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84965172280

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3793

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 563

End Page


  • 567

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Background

    Given the importance of perceived control to mental health and recovery, research is needed to determine strategies to increase perceived control for people with a mental illness.

    Aim

    Investigate the implications of a therapeutic recreation program on the perceived control of people with a mental illness.

    Method

    Participants of an intervention group (n = 27) and comparison group (n = 18) completed the Perceived Control Across Domains Scale at three time intervals. Subscale and total scores were analysed.

    Results and Discussion

    Significant variation occurred in the perceived control areas of substance use, personal cognition and personal empowerment.

    Implications

    A unique nurse led therapeutic recreation initiative, such as Recovery Camp, can improve and maintain facets of perceived control among people with mental illness.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Patterson, C., Moxham, L., Taylor, E., Liersch, S., Perlman, D., Brighton, R., Heffernan, T. & Keough, E. (2016). Perceived control among people with severe mental illness: a comparative study. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 30 (5), 563-567.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84965172280

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3793

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 563

End Page


  • 567

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United States