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Self-management support for people with mental health difficulties:- Which interventions are effective in supporting self-management for people with mental health difficulties who also have a physical condition and are moving into and out of general inpatient hospital settings?

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Why this is important:- Current evidence is contradictory and is specific to people with heart conditions. It is not clear whether certain types of transition support is more effective for people with mental health difficulties or more acceptable or preferable from their point of view. Groups with different health or social care needs may need different approaches.
Research is needed on the effect of assessing mental health needs at admission and discharge for different populations. Detailed examination is needed of the components of effective interventions to discover what works, how and for whom.
Data are also needed on the effectiveness of models of multiagency working and how GPs can support transitions from hospital to the community for this population.
Qualitative studies gauging the views of people with mental health difficulties and their experiences of self-management support during transition could show which components of a self-management intervention are feasible and acceptable.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs
Date issued
December 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/12/2015