Evaluation of a primary care adult mental health service: Year 2

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302263
Title:
Evaluation of a primary care adult mental health service: Year 2
Authors:
McHugh, Patrick; Brennan, John; Galligan, Niall; McGonagle, Claire; Byrne, Michael ( 0000-0002-1675-9850 )
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE), Roscommon Service Area
Citation:
McHugh, P., Brennan, J., Galligan, N., Claire McGonagle, C. & Byrne, M. (2013). Evaluation of a primary care adult mental health service: Year 2. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 10(1), 53-59.
Publisher:
Radcliffe
Journal:
Mental Health in Family Medicine
Issue Date:
25-Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302263
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Aims This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of a primary care adult mental health service operating within a stepped care model of service delivery. Methods Supervised by a principal psychologist manager, psychology graduate practitioners provided one-to-one brief cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to service users. The Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) was used to assess service user treatment outcomes. Satisfaction questionnaires were administered to service users and referring general practitioners (GPs). Results A total of 43 individuals attended for an initial appointment, of whom 19 (44.2%) completed brief CBT treatment. Of the 13 service users who were in the clinical range pre-treatment, 11 (84.6%) achieved clinical and reliably significant improvement. Of the six service userswhowere in the non-clinical range pre-treatment, three (50%) achieved reliably significant improvement. Both service users and GPs indicated high levels of satisfaction with the service, although service accessibility was highlighted as needing improvement. Conclusion The service was effective in treating mild to moderate mental health problems in primary care. Stricter adherence to a stepped care model through the provision of low-intensity, high-throughput interventions would be desirable for future service provision.
Keywords:
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)
Local subject classification:
STEPPED CARE MODEL; SERVICE EVALUATION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcHugh, Patricken_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGalligan, Niallen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGonagle, Claireen_GB
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Michaelen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-25T11:51:57Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-25T11:51:57Z-
dc.date.issued2013-09-25-
dc.identifier.citationMcHugh, P., Brennan, J., Galligan, N., Claire McGonagle, C. & Byrne, M. (2013). Evaluation of a primary care adult mental health service: Year 2. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 10(1), 53-59.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302263-
dc.descriptionAims This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of a primary care adult mental health service operating within a stepped care model of service delivery. Methods Supervised by a principal psychologist manager, psychology graduate practitioners provided one-to-one brief cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to service users. The Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) was used to assess service user treatment outcomes. Satisfaction questionnaires were administered to service users and referring general practitioners (GPs). Results A total of 43 individuals attended for an initial appointment, of whom 19 (44.2%) completed brief CBT treatment. Of the 13 service users who were in the clinical range pre-treatment, 11 (84.6%) achieved clinical and reliably significant improvement. Of the six service userswhowere in the non-clinical range pre-treatment, three (50%) achieved reliably significant improvement. Both service users and GPs indicated high levels of satisfaction with the service, although service accessibility was highlighted as needing improvement. Conclusion The service was effective in treating mild to moderate mental health problems in primary care. Stricter adherence to a stepped care model through the provision of low-intensity, high-throughput interventions would be desirable for future service provision.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRadcliffeen_GB
dc.subjectCOGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)en_GB
dc.subject.otherSTEPPED CARE MODELen_GB
dc.subject.otherSERVICE EVALUATIONen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of a primary care adult mental health service: Year 2en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE), Roscommon Service Areaen_GB
dc.identifier.journalMental Health in Family Medicineen_GB
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