Attitudes of nursing students on consumer participation: The effectiveness of the mental health consumer participation questionnaire

L Byrne, Brenda HAPPELL, C Platania-Phung

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Abstract

Purpose
The aims of this article were to evaluate the Mental Health Consumer Participation Questionnaire, and measure nursing students' attitudes to consumer participation.
Design and Methods
Undergraduate nursing students (n = 116) completed the Mental Health Consumer Participation Questionnaire at the start of a course on recovery for mental health nursing practice.
Findings
The current findings confirm an endorsement of consumer participation in individual care processes, but less agreement with participation in organizational-level processes, such as management of mental health services and education of providers. This article also confirms that the questionnaire can effectively measure attitudes to consumer participation.
Practice Implications
The participation of consumers is critical for achieving person-centered services mental health services. It is important that nursing education influence positive attitudes
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-51
Number of pages7
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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