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Intervention Protocol

Involving service users as service providers for adult statutory mental health services

  1. Emma L Simpson1,*,
  2. Michael Barkham2,
  3. Simon Gilbody3,
  4. Allan House3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group

Published Online: 20 OCT 2003

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004807


How to Cite

Simpson EL, Barkham M, Gilbody S, House A. Involving service users as service providers for adult statutory mental health services (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD004807. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004807.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Leeds, Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Leeds, UK

  2. 2

    University of Leeds, Psychological Therapies Research Centre, Leeds, UK

  3. 3

    University of Leeds, Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Leeds, UK

*Emma L Simpson, Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Leeds, 15 Hyde Terrace, Leeds, LS2 9LT, UK. medelsi@leeds.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 20 OCT 2003

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

We aim to find existing evidence regarding any positive or negative effects of user employment as providers of mental health services. Evidence is sought on the outcomes of involvement for clients (those receiving services). These effects comprise health effects and psychosocial outcomes. Service provision outcomes, such as time spent by employees on various tasks, or times and locations of meetings with clients will be sought, as will data regarding service use such as drop-out rates. Data regarding professional attitudes, when those working with user-employees are compared with those not, will be sought. This is a secondary outcome, as the objective of employing users is not to change professional attitudes, but it is a potential effect and there is scope for a valid comparison in studies included in the review.