Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of recovery-focused psychosocial intervention for adolescent and young adults with mental illness: Trial protocol
Poster C47, Wednesday, October 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Essex Ballroom
Akiko Kanehara1, Haruna Koike1, Yumiko Fujieda1, Motomu Suga1, Eisuke Sakakibara1, Kentaro Morita1, Yousuke Kumakura1, Akira Wada1, Shinsuke Kondo1, Kiyoto Kasai1; 1University of Tokyo
Aim: This study aimed to explore the feasibility and acceptability of recovery-focused intervention for adolescent and young adults (AYAs) with mental illness (trial protocol). Methods: We interviewed participants on their personal recovery, conducted a qualitative analysis of the interviews, and then developed psychosocial interventions based on the analysis results. Results: Interviews with adults with mental illness (n = 30) revealed the importance of 1) being aware of one’s own value, 2) sharing this awareness with the service user and the family, and 3) conducting shared decision making. We developed recovery-focused psychosocial interventions to support the awareness (using Personal Values Questionnaire II-J) and sharing values toward promoting personal recovery. We planned to explore the feasibility and acceptability of the program using a waiting-list control condition. Thirty-two AYAs with mental illness attending day care will undergo eight one-hour sessions of the program or treatment as control. The primary outcome will be recovery, determined using “The Questionnaire about presses of recovery, WHO 5 Well-being Index and WHO Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 at baseline, post-intervention, and six months later. We also plan to assess the attitude of staff using The Recovery Knowledge Inventory and The Recovery Attitudes Questionnaire. Qualitative data will be collected at post-intervention to explore the participants’ experiences of the trial. Discussion: The results of the feasibility and acceptability of the intervention will be presented in the poster program.
Topic Area: Psychosocial Interventions