Using repertory grid to establish patients’ views of psycho-education

Helen Walker, Steve Trenoweth, Colin Martin, Mark Ramm

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Abstract

Objectives
This article aims to describe the use of repertory grid to assess participant’s perception of a psychoeducation programme for psychosis, prior to and following on from attendance at an eleven week group intervention, delivered across high and medium secure forensic services in Scotland.

Design
As part of a wider randomised controlled trial, a cohort of patients (n=18) were selected to discuss their views on what might change as a result of attending the Coping With Mental Illness (CWMI) group, a psychoeducation group, designed for people who suffer from psychosis.

Methods
Group participants received 22 sessions of psycho-education. Participants were assessed using structured interviews at two time points, pre and post intervention, using repertory grids.

Results
A specialised computer programme (Gridsuite) was used to analyse data generated from the repertory grids. Principal component analysis indicated a number of factors were responsible for the change in participants’ experience of the group.

Conclusions
Conclusions suggest that repertory grid is a useful alternative to interview when exploring views of psychological interventions in a group of mentally disordered offenders. There is evidence to suggest that the intervention did prompt a change in patient perception.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10000108
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Psychology and Psychotherapy
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2012

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Psychotic Disorders
Interviews
Education
Scotland
Principal Component Analysis
Software
Randomized Controlled Trials
Psychology

Keywords

  • Personal construct psychology
  • Repertory grid
  • Psychosis
  • Forensic
  • Psycho-education

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In: Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 10000108, 29.12.2012.

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