• 21Jul

    Service user involvement to develop mental health outcomes tool

    A study published in the Health Expectations Journal shares an approach to involving service users in developing a tool to measure effectiveness of mental health nurses.

    Service users’ involvement in mental health service research is increasingly acknowledged as important. However, the authors of this paper identified that seeking out the experience and expertise of mental health service users to facilitate the development of tools to be used within mental health services is in its infancy.

    This article describes the involvement and views of service users in the development of a tool to assess the effectiveness of the role of the registered mental health nurse in improving service user outcomes (the Therapeutic Engagement Questionnaire).

    It presents their role in the three stages of development: generation, statement reduction and authentication.

    You can read the full article here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hex.12526/full

    Chambers, M., McAndrew, S., Nolan, F., Thomas, B., Watts, P. and Kantaris, X. (2016), Service user involvement in the coproduction of a mental health nursing metric: The Therapeutic Engagement Questionnaire. Health Expect. doi:10.1111/hex.12526