PRiorItieS: A study exploring PReferences for treatment, Internalised Stigma & social defeat among individuals in receipt of care for psychosis from mental health services

Thriskou, Foteini (2019) PRiorItieS: A study exploring PReferences for treatment, Internalised Stigma & social defeat among individuals in receipt of care for psychosis from mental health services. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Background: Research suggests that migrants have reduced access to treatment for psychosis, and more prolonged pathways to care, which could increase their risk for developing psychosis. Factors such as internalised stigma, experiences of social defeat and preference for non-medical treatment could delay help seeking, thereby leading to the development of psychosis.
Aims: Our primary aim was to pilot the feasibility of recruiting migrants and non-migrants with psychosis to test a new measure of treatment preferences. We also aimed to explore group differences on experiences of stigma, social defeat and treatment preferences.
Methods: Twenty seven individuals in receipt of care for psychosis completed measures of social defeat, internalised stigma and the GlasMPT.
Results: Difficulties with recruiting migrants are discussed. Results were also mixed with regards to the tool’s psychometric properties, indicating the need for further refinements and testing. Exploratory analysis suggested that most participants preferred psychosocial interventions for their problems, and greater stigma was associated with greater social defeat.
Conclusion: Given the relationship between delays in help-seeking and development of psychosis, there is a need to understand barriers to help-seeking, particularly for those at risk, such as migrants. Future studies should draw on our findings to improve migrant recruitment and develop culturally sensitive measures of treatment preferences.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: treatment preferences, psychosis, psychometrics, feasibility, social defeat, internalised stigma.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Supervisor's Name: McLeod, Professor Hamish
Date of Award: 2019
Depositing User: Foteini Thriskou
Unique ID: glathesis:2019-75034
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 15:25
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 15:29
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.75034
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75034

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