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

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Department of Psychiatry



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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


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


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.

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

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