Title

Health promotion in clubhouse programs: needs, barriers, and current and planned activities

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

11-21-2007

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Community Mental Health Services; Data Collection; Health Planning; Health Promotion; Health Services Needs and Demand; Humans; Organizational Innovation; Program Development; Psychotic Disorders; Self-Help Groups

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

A survey was designed to obtain information concerning ways clubhouses affiliated with the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD) promote practices that improve the physical health of members. This study examined perceptions of the need for health promotion interventions, current and planned health promotion practices, and barriers to change and program development. The mean number of health promotion activities ICCD clubhouses (N = 219) report providing was 5.24, SD = 2.42, range = 1 to 10. Despite barriers (e.g., cost), results indicate that every clubhouse responding to this survey offers at least one health promotion activity.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2007 Fall;31(2):155-9.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed