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A psychometric analysis of the mental health consumer participation questionnaire

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Abstract


  • If consumer participation is to be translated from rhetoric into reality, the attitudes of health professionals need to be addressed. Educational strategies can play an important role, but measures of attitudes are needed to determine the effectiveness of these strategies. This paper seeks to establish the Mental Health Consumer Participation Questionnaire (MHCPQ) on psychometric grounds, and explore attitude levels. Overall, the 150 nursing students who participated saw consumer participation in a favourable light, although this varied with the nature and extent of involvement. Psychometric properties, attitude structure, and attitude differences are reported. The MHCPQ displays good face validity and can be further developed and used in mental health-care settings. © 2010 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.

UOW Authors


  •   Happell, Brenda (external author)
  •   Moxham, Lorna
  •   Platania-Phung, Chris (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Happell, B., Moxham, L. J. & Platania-Phung, C. (2010). A psychometric analysis of the mental health consumer participation questionnaire. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19 (6), 377-384.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-78149471703

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4256&context=hbspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3204

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 377

End Page


  • 384

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • If consumer participation is to be translated from rhetoric into reality, the attitudes of health professionals need to be addressed. Educational strategies can play an important role, but measures of attitudes are needed to determine the effectiveness of these strategies. This paper seeks to establish the Mental Health Consumer Participation Questionnaire (MHCPQ) on psychometric grounds, and explore attitude levels. Overall, the 150 nursing students who participated saw consumer participation in a favourable light, although this varied with the nature and extent of involvement. Psychometric properties, attitude structure, and attitude differences are reported. The MHCPQ displays good face validity and can be further developed and used in mental health-care settings. © 2010 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.

UOW Authors


  •   Happell, Brenda (external author)
  •   Moxham, Lorna
  •   Platania-Phung, Chris (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Happell, B., Moxham, L. J. & Platania-Phung, C. (2010). A psychometric analysis of the mental health consumer participation questionnaire. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19 (6), 377-384.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-78149471703

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4256&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3204

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 377

End Page


  • 384

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • Australia