With the growing interest in the patient's perspective regarding mental health services, several instruments have been developed for this area of research.
However, despite the availability of multidimensional questionnaires, the dimensions evaluated have rarely addressed the issue of the involvement of relatives in treatment.
The present study aimed at documenting the preferences and level of satisfaction of 92 patients hospitalized in short-term psychiatric units regarding the involvement of their relatives in treatment.
Data was collected using an open-ended question and two standardized scales developed for the purposes of this study.
The results demonstrated that the majority of patients preferred that their relatives be involved in many aspects of their treatment.
In fact, a relatively high rate of dissatisfaction of 35.6% was observed among patients concerning the lack of notification of their relatives about changes in their treatment.
In the context of de-institutionalization, where relatives are invited to play an increasing role in the community reintegration of the patient, these findings highlight the pertinence of addressing the patient's perspective with regard to treatment planning with relatives.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Hospitalisation, Hôpital psychiatrique, Satisfaction, Traitement, Attitude, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Hospitalization, Psychiatric hospital, Satisfaction, Treatment, Attitude, Mental health, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0230504
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 16/11/1999.