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Practice-Based Evidence: Novel Attempts to Meet the Needs of a Developing Country

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Development of alternative methods for provision of accessible, community-based services for people with mental illness in resource poor countries is a global public health priority.Hence, designed on a needs-led basis rather than on a service-led basis. Keeping in mind, barriers to access include stigma and discrimination; low awareness of available services; a lack of well-organized primary mental health care, inadequate mental health training of primary health care staff; and poor identification of cases in the community we planned interventions intended to improve mental health may be better provided from outside health services. In addition to providing diagnostic reviews and pharmacological interventions provision of Psychoeducational information for participants and caregivers, adherence management strategies and strategies of health promotion to address physical health problems in participants are the priorities of these interventions. By establishing networks with community agencies to address social issues, these clinics aimed to help with social inclusion and employment opportunities. Our experiences have both strong internal validity and are potentially generalizable to other resource poor settings.

UOW Authors


  •   Pai, Nagesh
  •   Devaramane, Virupaksha (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Pai, N. Brahmavar. & Devaramane, V. (2018). Practice-Based Evidence: Novel Attempts to Meet the Needs of a Developing Country. Poster proceedings : American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting (pp. 461-461). American Psychiatric Association.

Start Page


  • 461

End Page


  • 461

Abstract


  • Development of alternative methods for provision of accessible, community-based services for people with mental illness in resource poor countries is a global public health priority.Hence, designed on a needs-led basis rather than on a service-led basis. Keeping in mind, barriers to access include stigma and discrimination; low awareness of available services; a lack of well-organized primary mental health care, inadequate mental health training of primary health care staff; and poor identification of cases in the community we planned interventions intended to improve mental health may be better provided from outside health services. In addition to providing diagnostic reviews and pharmacological interventions provision of Psychoeducational information for participants and caregivers, adherence management strategies and strategies of health promotion to address physical health problems in participants are the priorities of these interventions. By establishing networks with community agencies to address social issues, these clinics aimed to help with social inclusion and employment opportunities. Our experiences have both strong internal validity and are potentially generalizable to other resource poor settings.

UOW Authors


  •   Pai, Nagesh
  •   Devaramane, Virupaksha (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Pai, N. Brahmavar. & Devaramane, V. (2018). Practice-Based Evidence: Novel Attempts to Meet the Needs of a Developing Country. Poster proceedings : American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting (pp. 461-461). American Psychiatric Association.

Start Page


  • 461

End Page


  • 461