Getting better my way: Feasibility study of a self-management support tool for people with mood and anxiety disorders.

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Journal Article


Psychiatr Rehabil J (2018)


<p><b>OBJECTIVE: </b>Self-management support is recognized as an important component of the management of mood and anxiety disorders. The goal of this feasibility study was to evaluate the acceptability, implementation and perceived usefulness of a new comprehensive self-management tool () in four care settings in Quebec, Canada.</p><p><b>METHOD: </b>Care providers offered the tool to people with difficulties related to mood or anxiety disorders during a 7-month period. A sample of 71 participants filled out an online survey and 27 accepted to participate in a follow-up interview. Focus groups were conducted with 82 care providers.</p><p><b>RESULTS: </b>Satisfaction ratings were high for the tool overall, the likelihood of recommending it to friends, its attractiveness and interest, and its completion time. Perceived usefulness was high overall and was not related to most demographic and clinical variables. No adverse effects were reported.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: </b>The study highlights that is a comprehensive recovery-oriented tool, considered useful, acceptable and feasible to use in a variety of settings offering services for mood and anxiety disorders. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved).</p>

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