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  • An affective-appraisal approach for parental shared decision making in Children and young people's mental health settings: a qualitative study.

    The majority of existing shared decision making (SDM) models are yet to explicitly account for emotion as an influencing factor to the SDM process. This study aimed to explore the role of parents' and carers' emotional experiences as a concept that has implications for SDM in children and young people's mental health (CYPMH) settings. Authors: Liverpool, S., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).

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  • Essentials of ideal-type analysis: a qualitative approach to constructing typologies

    Essentials of ideal-type analysis is the perfect guide for qualitative researchers who want to explore individual cases in depth, but also understand patterns across multiple study participants. Ideal-type analysis is a method for forming typologies from qualitative data. Authors: Stapley, E., O'Keefe, S., & Midgley, N. (2021).

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  • Self-management, self-care, and self-help in adolescents with emotional problems: a scoping review protocol

    The objective of this scoping review is to clarify the ways in which the concepts of self-management, self-care, and self-help are defined in the literature in the context of adolescents with emotional problems, as well as to identify the strategies or techniques that have been proposed to facilitate self-management, self-care, and self-help for this group. Authors: Town, R., Hayes, D., Fonagy, P., Stapley, E. (2021).

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  • Feasibility and acceptability of a digital intervention to support shared decision-making in children’s and young people’s mental health: mixed methods pilot randomised controlled trial

    This paper reports the findings from a feasibility and acceptability study of Power Up for Parents, an intervention to promote shared decision-making (SDM) and support parents and caregivers making decisions regarding children’s and young people’s mental health. Authors: Liverpool, S., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).

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  • “Smartphone apps are cool, but do they help me?”: a qualitative interview study of adolescents’ perspectives on using smartphone interventions to manage nonsuicidal self-injury

    Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a major mental health problem associated with negative psychosocial outcomes and it most often starts in early adolescence. This study aimed to (1) assess adolescents’ needs and preferences about future interventions that are delivered through smartphones and (2) develop a framework with implications for designing engaging digital mental health interventions. Authors: Čuš, A., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Ohmann, S., Plener, P. L., & Akkaya-Kalayci, T. (2021).

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  • Association between single session service attendance and clinical characteristics in administrative data

    A large proportion of young people accessing specialist mental health services do so for a single session. The aim of the present study was to examine the characteristics of young people attending specialist mental health services for a single session and to examine associations between single session attendance and clinical characteristics. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs J., Hayes, D., Lane, R., Liverpool, S., Jacob, J. & Deighton, J. (2021).

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  • A narrative review of reviews of interconnecting risks (IR) of mental health problems for young people

    The aim of this narrative review is to examine the most prevalent multiple or interconnecting risks of mental health problems that have been identified in previous reviews of the literature and to examine those most prevalent for children and young people. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs, J., Deighton, J. (2021).

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  • Young people who meaningfully improve are more likely to mutually agree to end treatment

    Symptom improvement is often examined as an indicator of a good outcome of accessing mental health services. However, there is little evidence of whether symptom improvement is associated with other indicators of a good outcome, such as a mutual agreement to end treatment. The aim of this study was to examine whether young people accessing mental health services who meaningfully improved were more likely to mutually agree to end treatment. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs, J., Costa da Silva, L., Čuš, A., Liverpool, S., Pinheiro Mota, C., Pietrabissa, G., Bardsley, T., Sales, C. M. D., Ulberg, R., Jacob, J., & Ferreira, N. (2021).

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  • A systematic review of shared decision making interventions in child and youth mental health: synthesising the use of theory, intervention functions, and behaviour change techniques.

    Reviews around interventions to improve shared decision making (SDM) for child and youth mental health have produced inconclusive findings on what approaches increase participation. Importantly, the previous reviews did not explore the use of theory, as well as mechanisms of change (intervention functions) and active units of change (behaviour change techniques). The aim of this review was to explore these factors and ascertain how, if at all, these contribute to SDM. Authors: Hayes, D., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Town, R., Wolpert, M. & Midgley, N. (2021).

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