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dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Williamen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLauder, Williamen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSharkey, Siobhanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMaciver, Sheilaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorVeitch, Terryen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCameron, David Aen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis pilot randomized control trial was motivated by the discovery that many individuals with mental health problems are re-hospitalized within a year, with many being unable to fully adjust to community living. A solution was proposed in the form of an intervention called transitional discharge. The transitional discharge model included: (1) peer support, which is assistance from former patients who provide friendship, understanding and encouragement; and (2) overlap of inpatient and community staff in which the inpatient staff continue to work with the discharged patient until a working relationship is established with a community care provider. The overall aim of this study was to test the discharge model designed to assist patients discharged from acute admission wards to adjust to community living. This aim was tested through a number of related hypotheses, which suggest that, 5 months following discharge from an acute admission ward of a psychiatric hospital, individuals participating in a transitional discharge model: (1) report fewer symptoms; (2) report better levels of functioning; (3) have better quality of life; (4) are less likely to have been re-admitted to hospital. The study used a randomized experimental design with two conditions: experimental and usual treatment. In general, both the control and the experimental group demonstrated significant improvements in symptom severity and functional ability after 5 months. Usual treatment subjects in the control group were more than twice as likely to be re-admitted to hospital. This study needs to be replicated in Scotland with a larger sample and with a modified variation of the intervention called the Transitional Care Intervention.en_UK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishingen_UK
dc.relationReynolds W, Lauder W, Sharkey S, Maciver S, Veitch T & Cameron DA (2004) The effects of a transitional discharge model for psychiatric patients. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 11 (1), pp. 82-88.
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dc.subjectrandomized control trialen_UK
dc.subjecttransitional dischargeen_UK
dc.subjectuser supporten_UK
dc.subjectMental healthen_UK
dc.subjectNursing modelsen_UK
dc.subjectNursing Care psychologyen_UK
dc.titleThe effects of a transitional discharge model for psychiatric patientsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursingen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Research - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorReynolds, William|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLauder, William|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSharkey, Siobhan|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMaciver, Sheila|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorVeitch, Terry|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCameron, David A|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameLauder - The effects of a transitional discharge model for psychiatric patients.pdfen_UK
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