Advocacy as an intervention: Exploring the efficacy of advocacy training for improving quality of life measures in people with dual diagnosis.

    Activity: Consultancy


    Research proposal
    Using mixed methods, (AAPPQ and the WHOQoL, and 1-1 interviews with key informants) this study will examine the efficacy of an advocacy intervention for improving the quality of life of people with concurrent or historic substance use disorders and mental health illness.

    In addition, the WHOQoL questionnaire will be administered to clients who attend the REACH Advocacy service.

    The two groups who will be invited to give consent to complete the questionnaire include people in recovery undertaking the Reach Advocacy Practice Award (SCQF7) and the client group seeking advocacy support.

    WHOQoL questionnaire administered to (service users and attendees of the reach advocacy programme)

    Adapted AAPPQ DDPPQ for educational participants

    2 REACH trainers interviewed (case study ethnographic methods
    focus group interview of education intervention participants
    1-1 interviews with Key informants (Service providers and service purchasers)
    PeriodSept 2017Mar 2018
    Degree of RecognitionNational


    • drugs, addiciton, advocay, rights
    • dual diagnosis