Developing personalised psychological intervention for patients with non-affective psychosis: patient preferences for psychological help.

Study ID: 34784
Short Title: Patient preferences for psychological help
Organisation: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Condition: Mental Health
Main Specialty: Mental Health
Expected End Date: 31/07/2018
Postcode: SO30 3JB
Contact Name: SHFT Research
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Active: Yes

Inclusion Criteria

Patients attending mental health services who have a diagnosis of non-affective psychosis: - Participant is willing and able to give informed consent for participation in the study. - Male or Female, aged 16 years or above. - Diagnosed with non-affective psychosis - Attending mental health services.

Exclusion Criteria

Unable to read and write English.

Study summary:

Multiple factors contribute to the occurrence of psychotic experiences, and these can also vary in the individual instance. Hence we have been developing and evaluating modular (psychological) interventions for each major contributory cause that can then be combined for a patient in a personalised treatment. The aims of the current study are to determine: the proportion of patients that may benefit from each of the treatment modules developed by our clinical psychology research group (i.e. in what proportion a key contributory cause is present); the degree of patient preference for each of the modular interventions; and patient preferences for future module development. A crosssectional, self-report questionnaire study will be conducted in collaboration with NIHR Clinical Research Networks. Questionnaires will be completed by up to 1000 patients with diagnoses of non-affective psychosis (i.e. schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, delusional disorder, psychosis NOS) attending psychiatric services. The patients will complete brief questionnaires assessing: worry, sleep problems; self esteem; avoidance; reasoning style; paranoid thinking; voice hearing; psychological well-being; and preferences for treatment targets. There has been no similar study. It will inform services of the types of targeted psychological interventions that should be provided for patients with non-affective psychosis. The study was reviewed by an NIHR international panel as part of an awarded NIHR Research Professorship to the chief investigator. It will be an NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio Study and data will be collected by CRN research assistants within participating Trusts in England.

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