Journal article

Promoting social inclusion for young people affected by psycho-social disability in India - a realist evaluation of a pilot intervention

Kaaren Mathias, Prerana Singh, Nicole Butcher, Nathan Grills, Varadharajan Srinivasan, Michelle Kermode

GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

India has 600 million young people, more than any other country in the world. Mental illness is the leading burden of disease for young people, and those affected experience restrictions in social participation that compromise recovery. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of a peer-led, community-based, participatory group intervention on social inclusion and mental health among 142 young people affected by psycho-social disability (PSD) in Dehradun district, Uttarakhand. Qualitative data were obtained via in-depth interviews and focus-group discussions. A realist evaluation identified contextual factors, mechanisms and outcomes to develop the programme theory. Group participants ..

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