Changing nursing student attitudes to consumer participation in mental health services: A survey study of traditional and lived experience-led education

LOUISE BYRNE, Chris PLATANIA-PHUNG, Brenda HAPPELL, Scott Harris, Julie Bradshaw

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Mental health policy emphasises the importance of consumer participation in mental health services. To align education with policy and orient future healthcare services to active consumer involvement, the potential of academics with a lived experience of mental illness to impact on student attitudes towards consumer participation needs to be examined. A cohort comparative study was undertaken comparing attitudinal change between undergraduate nursing students undertaking two different mental health courses, one nurse-led (n = 61) and one lived experience-led. Attitudes were measured through the Mental Health Consumer Participation Questionnaire. Within-cohort change was assessed via dependent sample t-tests, and degree of change was observed in each cohort, by comparing effect sizes. For the nurse-led course, attitudes on consumer involvement t (60) =-1.79, p < 0.005 (95% CI:-2.84,-0.74) and consumer as staff t (60) =-4.12, p < 0.005 (95% CI:-3.34,-1.16), positively changed with effect size r of 0.40 and 0.47, respectively. For the lived experience-led course, attitudes on consumer capacity t (109) =-3.63, p < 0.005 (95% CI:-0.48,-1.41) and consumer as staff, t (109) =-5.63, p < 0.005 (95% CI:-0.97,-0.46), positively changed, effect size r of 0.33 and 0.47, respectively. Mental health nursing education has a positive and selective influence on attitudes to consumer participation. Lived experience-led education was more beneficial in changing attitudes to consumer capacity and both types of education had similar positive effects on attitudes to consumers as staff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)704-712
Number of pages9
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Nursing Students
Mental Health Services
Education
Mental Health
Nurses
Psychiatric Nursing
Cohort Effect
Nursing Education
Health Policy
Community Participation
Surveys and Questionnaires
Health Education
Cohort Studies
Students
Delivery of Health Care

Cite this

BYRNE, LOUISE ; PLATANIA-PHUNG, Chris ; HAPPELL, Brenda ; Harris, Scott ; Bradshaw, Julie. / Changing nursing student attitudes to consumer participation in mental health services: A survey study of traditional and lived experience-led education. In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 2014 ; Vol. 35, No. 9. pp. 704-712.
@article{12bdb1683da64696b75d6be21f56879b,
title = "Changing nursing student attitudes to consumer participation in mental health services: A survey study of traditional and lived experience-led education",
abstract = "Mental health policy emphasises the importance of consumer participation in mental health services. To align education with policy and orient future healthcare services to active consumer involvement, the potential of academics with a lived experience of mental illness to impact on student attitudes towards consumer participation needs to be examined. A cohort comparative study was undertaken comparing attitudinal change between undergraduate nursing students undertaking two different mental health courses, one nurse-led (n = 61) and one lived experience-led. Attitudes were measured through the Mental Health Consumer Participation Questionnaire. Within-cohort change was assessed via dependent sample t-tests, and degree of change was observed in each cohort, by comparing effect sizes. For the nurse-led course, attitudes on consumer involvement t (60) =-1.79, p < 0.005 (95{\%} CI:-2.84,-0.74) and consumer as staff t (60) =-4.12, p < 0.005 (95{\%} CI:-3.34,-1.16), positively changed with effect size r of 0.40 and 0.47, respectively. For the lived experience-led course, attitudes on consumer capacity t (109) =-3.63, p < 0.005 (95{\%} CI:-0.48,-1.41) and consumer as staff, t (109) =-5.63, p < 0.005 (95{\%} CI:-0.97,-0.46), positively changed, effect size r of 0.33 and 0.47, respectively. Mental health nursing education has a positive and selective influence on attitudes to consumer participation. Lived experience-led education was more beneficial in changing attitudes to consumer capacity and both types of education had similar positive effects on attitudes to consumers as staff.",
author = "LOUISE BYRNE and Chris PLATANIA-PHUNG and Brenda HAPPELL and Scott Harris and Julie Bradshaw",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.3109/01612840.2014.888604",
language = "English",
volume = "35",
pages = "704--712",
journal = "Issues in Mental Health Nursing",
issn = "0161-2840",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "9",

}

Changing nursing student attitudes to consumer participation in mental health services: A survey study of traditional and lived experience-led education. / BYRNE, LOUISE; PLATANIA-PHUNG, Chris; HAPPELL, Brenda; Harris, Scott; Bradshaw, Julie.

In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 35, No. 9, 2014, p. 704-712.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Changing nursing student attitudes to consumer participation in mental health services: A survey study of traditional and lived experience-led education

AU - BYRNE, LOUISE

AU - PLATANIA-PHUNG, Chris

AU - HAPPELL, Brenda

AU - Harris, Scott

AU - Bradshaw, Julie

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Mental health policy emphasises the importance of consumer participation in mental health services. To align education with policy and orient future healthcare services to active consumer involvement, the potential of academics with a lived experience of mental illness to impact on student attitudes towards consumer participation needs to be examined. A cohort comparative study was undertaken comparing attitudinal change between undergraduate nursing students undertaking two different mental health courses, one nurse-led (n = 61) and one lived experience-led. Attitudes were measured through the Mental Health Consumer Participation Questionnaire. Within-cohort change was assessed via dependent sample t-tests, and degree of change was observed in each cohort, by comparing effect sizes. For the nurse-led course, attitudes on consumer involvement t (60) =-1.79, p < 0.005 (95% CI:-2.84,-0.74) and consumer as staff t (60) =-4.12, p < 0.005 (95% CI:-3.34,-1.16), positively changed with effect size r of 0.40 and 0.47, respectively. For the lived experience-led course, attitudes on consumer capacity t (109) =-3.63, p < 0.005 (95% CI:-0.48,-1.41) and consumer as staff, t (109) =-5.63, p < 0.005 (95% CI:-0.97,-0.46), positively changed, effect size r of 0.33 and 0.47, respectively. Mental health nursing education has a positive and selective influence on attitudes to consumer participation. Lived experience-led education was more beneficial in changing attitudes to consumer capacity and both types of education had similar positive effects on attitudes to consumers as staff.

AB - Mental health policy emphasises the importance of consumer participation in mental health services. To align education with policy and orient future healthcare services to active consumer involvement, the potential of academics with a lived experience of mental illness to impact on student attitudes towards consumer participation needs to be examined. A cohort comparative study was undertaken comparing attitudinal change between undergraduate nursing students undertaking two different mental health courses, one nurse-led (n = 61) and one lived experience-led. Attitudes were measured through the Mental Health Consumer Participation Questionnaire. Within-cohort change was assessed via dependent sample t-tests, and degree of change was observed in each cohort, by comparing effect sizes. For the nurse-led course, attitudes on consumer involvement t (60) =-1.79, p < 0.005 (95% CI:-2.84,-0.74) and consumer as staff t (60) =-4.12, p < 0.005 (95% CI:-3.34,-1.16), positively changed with effect size r of 0.40 and 0.47, respectively. For the lived experience-led course, attitudes on consumer capacity t (109) =-3.63, p < 0.005 (95% CI:-0.48,-1.41) and consumer as staff, t (109) =-5.63, p < 0.005 (95% CI:-0.97,-0.46), positively changed, effect size r of 0.33 and 0.47, respectively. Mental health nursing education has a positive and selective influence on attitudes to consumer participation. Lived experience-led education was more beneficial in changing attitudes to consumer capacity and both types of education had similar positive effects on attitudes to consumers as staff.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84906670956&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.mendeley.com/research/changing-nursing-student-attitudes-consumer-participation-mental-health-services-survey-study-tradit

U2 - 10.3109/01612840.2014.888604

DO - 10.3109/01612840.2014.888604

M3 - Article

VL - 35

SP - 704

EP - 712

JO - Issues in Mental Health Nursing

JF - Issues in Mental Health Nursing

SN - 0161-2840

IS - 9

ER -