Journal article

Proof of concept of participant informed, psycho-educational, community-based intervention for people with severe mental illness in rural Vietnam

Nguyen Trang, Tran Tuan, Sally Green, Arthur Hsueh, Tran Thach, Tran Ha, Jane Fisher

International Journal of Social Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: There is a lack of an intervention model that empowers people with severe mental illness (SMI) and their families and addresses the mental health gap in low- and middle-income countries. There is a significant gap in care for people with SMI in rural Vietnam due to the low quality of care in the formal mental health system and the lack of access to an evidence-informed informal approach to care. OBJECTIVES: To assess acceptability, feasibility, preliminary evidence of impact and potential cost savings of a mental health support group intervention for people with SMI in the community. METHODS: The proof of concept used a pre-post design with qualitative assessment, impact evaluati..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: T.N. is supported by Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship; J.F. is supported by the Finkel Professorial Fellowship, which is funded by Finkel Foundation; and T.T. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship.