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Improving implementation of evidence based practice for people with psychosis through training the wider workforce: results of the GOALS feasibility randomised controlled trial

Improving implementation of evidence based practice for people with psychosis through training the wider workforce: results of the GOALS feasibility randomised controlled trial

Waller, Helen, Landau, Sabine, Fornells-Ambrojo, Miriam ORCID: 0000-0001-5789-5675, Jolley, Suzanne, McCrone, Paul ORCID: 0000-0001-7001-4502, Halkoree, Rikesh, Basit, Nedah, Iredale, Catherine, Tunnard, Catherine ORCID: 0000-0001-7059-2580, Zala, Darshan, Craig, Tom J.K. and Garety, Philippa ORCID: 0000-0002-5637-1340 (2017) Improving implementation of evidence based practice for people with psychosis through training the wider workforce: results of the GOALS feasibility randomised controlled trial. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 59. pp. 121-128. ISSN 0005-7916 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2017.12.004)

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Abstract

Background and objectives
There is a pressing need to improve access to evidence-based practice for people with psychosis. The primary aim of this study was to assess clinical feasibility of a manualised, evidence-based CBT intervention (GOALS) targeting a personalised recovery goal, delivered by the frontline workforce, following brief training. Secondly, we aimed to conduct preliminary statistical analyses of key outcomes and costs.

Methods
The GOALS study is a feasibility randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN 73188383). 75 participants with current psychosis were recruited and randomly allocated to receive either treatment as usual alone or with GOALS therapy.

Results
Brief training enabled frontline staff to deliver the therapy according to protocol and 74% of therapy participants partially or fully achieved their goals. There were significant improvements with a moderate effect size of 0.56 on goal attainment. However, preliminary statistical analyses found no significant differences between groups on our primary outcome of activity levels or other secondary outcomes Health economic analysis found that point estimates of costs, controlling for baseline costs, implied savings (even including intervention costs), but the difference was not statistically significant.

Limitations
The study was designed as a feasibility RCT, and therefore the results of secondary estimates of efficacy effects should be treated with caution.

Conclusions
This approach holds promise in supporting people with psychosis to reach personal recovery goals, cost effectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: implementation, goal attainment, recovery, feasibility, workforce training
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Mental Health
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2020 15:25
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/27501

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