Acceptability evaluation of Discovery Group, a pilot programme to co-create research in secure inpatient settings

Acceptability evaluation of Discovery Group, a pilot programme to co-create research in secure inpatient settings

Paper presentation261Anne Aboaja, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

Van Weelde ZaalSat 11:00 - 12:30

There are reported barriers to involving patients with research in the secure mental health setting. Discovery Group is a programme designed to facilitate patient-led research. The aim of the study is to evaluate the acceptability of Discovery Group to patients on a secure ward and identify potential outcomes. A retrospective single arm post-programme evaluation was undertaken will 8 (100%) patients. Patients completed questionnaires based on the Theoretical Framework of Acceptability and a recovery model and added feedback on posters. Data were analysed using mixed methods. Discovery Group was highly acceptable to patients. Potential outcomes include being more confident doing research, acquiring skills in research, feeling more connected, thinking more clearly, working well with others and overcoming boredom in hospital. Discovery Group is an acceptable programme which enables the co-creation of research within a secure mental health inpatient setting and has potential to increase patient research capability and improve recovery.

acceptability, patient involvement, research
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