What treatment outcomes are important to adolescents with depression? Novel findings from a Q-study

While this study demonstrated strengths in participant involvement and novelty, participants identified important missing outcomes, and the recruitment method excluded participants who may have prioritised different outcomes.

In her debut blog, Danielle Brocklebank summarises a Q-sort study which sought to identify which treatment outcomes are the most important to young people with depression.

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Staff beliefs on self harm in people with learning disabilities affect responses


There is a limited literature about self harm in people with learning disabilities. There are some qualitative studies, but mostly relating to forensic services. The researchers in this study were interested in the extent to which the beliefs that staff hold about self-harm influence their response to the behaviour. The researchers used Q-methodology a research [read the full story…]