Retta Andresen
University of Wollongong
PsychiatryStructured interviewPositive psychologyMental healthConceptual modelHealth administrationDevelopmental psychologyEvidence-based practiceStage (stratigraphy)PsychologyNursingHealth careConcordanceStage (hydrology)PsychometricsQualitative researchProcess managementOperations managementPsychological interventionSchizophrenia (object-oriented programming)Mental illnessTransfer of trainingCoachingQuality of life (healthcare)Service (business)Health services researchOutcome measuresTransformational leadershipPublic relationsHealth policyMedical educationPsychotherapistScale (social sciences)Service delivery frameworkClinical psychologyMedicineSocial psychologyPessimism
39Publications
12H-index
1,305Citations
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#1Retta Andresen (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 12
#2Peter Caputi (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 62
Last. Lindsay G. Oades (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 35
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Abstract There is an international call for mental health services to become recovery-oriented, and also to use evidence-based practices. Addressing this call requires recovery-oriented measurement of outcomes and service evaluation. Mental health consumers view recovery as leading as meaningful life, and have criticised traditional clinical measures for being too disability-oriented. This study compares three measures of consumer-defined recovery from enduring mental illness: the Recovery Asses...
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#1Frank P. DeaneH-Index: 65
#2Trevor P CroweH-Index: 26
Last. Retta AndresenH-Index: 12
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#1Lindsay G. OadesH-Index: 35
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Last. A TurnerH-Index: 1
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#1Retta Andresen (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 12
ix INTRODUCTION 1 CHAPTER 1 Recovery from Schizophrenia 7 1.1 Early conceptualisations of schizophrenia 7 1.2 Diagnostic systems and prognostic pessimism 10 1.3 Empirical Evidence for Recovery 12 1.3.1 Longitudinal studies of outcome 13 1.3.2 Cross-Cultural Studies 15 1.3.3 Explanations for cross-cultural differences 17 1.4 The persistence of a pessimistic prognosis 21 1.4.1 Sampling bias and the “clinician’s illusion” 21 1.4.2 Circularity in diagnosis 22 1.4.3 Treatment Effects 23 1.4.4 Psychol...
#1Retta Andresen (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 12
#2Peter Caputi (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 62
Last. Lindsay G. Oades (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 35
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Objective: In order to realize the vision of recovery-orientated mental health services, there is a need for a model and a method of measuring recovery as the concept is described by mental health consumers. A preliminary five-stage model based on consumer accounts was developed in an earlier study by the authors. This next stage of the research program describes the development and initial testing of a stage measure which, when validated, can be used in testing that model.Method: Existing measu...
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The Helping Hands program commenced in 1999 and partners volunteers with mental health consumers for support and to increase social contact, recreational and friendship opportunities. The aim of the present study is to describe the evolution and sustainability of the program over the first 6 years. A description of consumers accessing the program using recovery-oriented measures and traditional measures of behavioural functioning is also provided. Service data was collected on the development of...
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#1Retta Andresen (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 12
#2Lindsay G. Oades (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 35
Last. Peter Caputi (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 62
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Objective: The consumer movement is advocating that rehabilitation services become recovery-orientated. The objectives of this study are to gain a better understanding of the concept of recovery by: (i) identifying a definition of recovery that reflects consumer accounts; and (ii) developing a conceptual model of recovery to guide research, training and inform clinical practice. Method: A review was conducted of published experiential accounts of recovery by people with schizophrenia or other se...
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#1Retta Andresen (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 12
#2Peter Caputi (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 62
Last. Lindsay G. Oades (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 35
view all 3 authors...
Objective: Australian mental health policy aims to introduce evidence-based practice within a community care approach. This aim requires reliable measures that can be used by a wide variety of professionals. The interrater reliability of the Camberwell Assessment of Need Short Appraisal Schedule (CANSAS) was assessed under routine conditions.Method: Three interviewer-observer dyads assessed the needs of 14 inpatients and 18 day patients of a psychiatric rehabilitation unit in New South Wales, Au...
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