Walker, Helen, Trenoweth, Steve, Martin, Colin and Ramm, Mark (2012) Using repertory grids to establish patients' views of psycho-education. Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy, 3 (1). ISSN 2161-0487
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Objectives: This article aims to describe the use of repertory grid to assess participant’s perception of a psychoeducation programme for psychosis, prior to and following on from attendance at an eleven week group intervention, delivered across high and medium secure forensic services in Scotland.
Design: As part of a wider randomised controlled trial, a cohort of patients (n=18) were selected to discuss their views on what might change as a result of attending the Coping With Mental Illness (CWMI) group, a psychoeducation group, designed for people who suffer from psychosis.
Methods: Group participants received 22 sessions of psycho-education. Participants were assessed using structured interviews at two time points, pre and post intervention, using repertory grids.
Results: A specialised computer programme (Gridsuite) was used to analyse data generated from the repertory grids. Principal component analysis indicated a number of factors were responsible for the change in participants’ experience of the group.
Conclusions: Conclusions suggest that repertory grid is a useful alternative to interview when exploring views of psychological interventions in a group of mentally disordered offenders. There is evidence to suggest that the intervention did prompt a change in patient perception.
|Additional Information:||© 2013 Walker H. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
|Depositing User:||Rod Pow|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jun 2014 14:43|
|Last Modified:||30 Mar 2017 15:01|
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