Useful outcome research must use measures that are relevant to the clinical group in question.
A literature review identified that little effort has been made to identify which areas of outcome are important for severely disturbed children with complex disorders, who are in day treatment.
For a group of such children attending a psychiatric-educational day unit, this study set out to identify, at a qualitative level, which areas of change were valued by carers, teachers and clinicians.
The results suggest that for children with severe psychiatric and educational problems a useful intervention need not involve large changes in the child.
It was more important that the child's informal and formal care network : carers, teachers, clinical staff and the professionals in other agencies, were able to reach a common understanding of the child's difficulties, develop similar expectations of the child's needs, and be able to agree on appropriate future plans for the child.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Aigu, Traitement, Hôpital jour, Pédopsychiatrie, Santé mentale, Politique sanitaire, Organisation santé, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Acute, Treatment, Day hospital, Child psychiatry, Mental health, Health policy, Public health organization, Child, Human, School age
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0340591
Code Inist : 002B18I09. Création : 14/12/1999.