Written information on bipolar affective disorder: the patients' perspective
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|Title:||Written information on bipolar affective disorder: the patients' perspective||Authors:||White, Daniel C.
Schelten, Sofia Laureano
Kelly, Brendan D.
Casey, Patricia R.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5780||Date:||2010||Abstract:||Aims and method: The mental health information available to people with bipolar affective disorder is variable in quality. We conducted a qualitative survey in an urban out-patient department to elicit the opinions of people with bipolar affective disorder on the written information provided by three health information providers.Results: Participants’ responses were generally positive for each leaflet. The two leaflets rated highest by participants used quality assurance tools. However, 20-30% had difficulty understanding the leaflets. Medical jargon and verbosity were common criticisms. Clinical implications: Professional bodies such as the Royal College of Psychiatrists play an important role in providing patients with written information. Quality assurance standards should be used in the production of patient information. A tool measuring individuals’ appraisal of information may ensure information is appropriate to their requirements.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Royal College of Psychiatrists||Copyright (published version):||2010 Royal College of Psychiatrists||Keywords:||Bipolar disorder;Mental disorder;Written information;Affective disorders;Patient information leaflets;Quality assurance;Internet||DOI:||10.1192/pb.bp.109.027177||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Medicine Research Collection|
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