Patient-defined recovery from depression in primary care in Singapore

Soon, Jia Ying, Low, Benjamin, Lim, Kokkwang, Yap, Chee Khong, and Wong, Mei Yin (2017) Patient-defined recovery from depression in primary care in Singapore. In: [Presented at the Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress 2017]. From: Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress, 12-14 October 2017, Singapore.

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Research on consumer-defined recovery from mental illness has been criticised for a lack of quantitative analyses and conceptual clarity. This study aims to address this by statistically testing the possible associations between a major model of the stages of recovery and five postulated processes that have been theorised to drive recovery. Eighty-eight participants, who attended psychological consultation for depression at the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics, were recruited. Questionnaires on recovery stages and the five recovery processes were directly administered, while the measure for depressive symptoms were extracted from case file data. Results showed that the five recovery processes were associated with the recovery stages in a manner that supported this recovery model for patients with depression in primary care. However, most of these associations became nonsignificant when the severity of depression was controlled for. Thus, further research is needed to precisely identify the impact of the severity of depression on the patients’ experience of their recovery journeys.

Item ID: 51665
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: recovery stages, CHIME, depression, primary care, Singapore
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 22:45
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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