Abstract: The aim of this study was to explore whether patients’ mental health could be promoted through empowering them to participate in research on CPTSD (complex post‐traumatic stress disorder). The researchers used a participatory approach to explore patient views on CPTSD and at the same time studied the impact of involvement on the patient researchers.
The clinician who led the research (held group meetings with patient researchers to explore the impact of the research process. The clinician also kept notes on the process in a reflective log. Six patient researchers participated in research with other patients with lived experience of CPTSD in an NHS outpatient unit in a London hospital.
The findings showed that participation in research may promote increased self‐confidence and social inclusion for those with CPTSD and patients felt it contributed to their recovery.
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Date Entered: 2020/01/23
Date Edited: 2020/01/23