Professor and Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, St Georges University of London and South West London NHS Mental Health Trust.See detailed profile...
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The SInQUE (Social Inclusion Questionnaire User Experience) was developed by the team in 2012 to assess experiences of social inclusion in mental health service users. The SInQUE may be used by both clinicians and researchers in mental health. It was first piloted on individuals with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia (Mezey et al 2012). The pilot identified problems specifically in relation to social integration and work/educational participation in this group, which appeared to become more severe, the longer the person had been ill (Killaspy et al 2014).
The SInQUE examines social inclusion across 5 different domains, which cover the following topics.
Includes paid employment, voluntary work, and educational courses/training.
Includes friendships, family and intimate relationships, living situation, relationships within the wider community, religious/cultural, and social and leisure activitie.
E.g. savings, debt, investments, personal possessions and financial circumstances.
E.g. access to and use of GP/dentist, travel & life insurance.
Includes voting/campaigning & other civic duties.
In 2015 the team was awarded funding by the NIHR/SSCR to validate the SInQUE and to further explore associations between mental disorder and social exclusion and factors that exacerbate or ameliorate social inclusion.
This study has two parts:
Findings from the study may be used to inform the development of interventions to promote social inclusion for people with severe mental health problems.
Participants will be recruited from secondary community mental health services in South West London and St Georges NHS Mental Health Trust and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. These will include adult community teams (e.g. Recovery Teams/Community Mental Health Teams/Community Rehabilitation Teams and Forensic Community Teams).
Mezey G, White S, Thachil A, Berg R, Kallumparam S, Nasiruddin O, Wright C, Killaspy H. (2013) Development and preliminary validation of a measure of social inclusion for use in people with mental health problems: the SInQUE. Int J Soc Psychiatry, 59(5),501-7.
Killaspy H., White S. Lalvani N. Berg R. ; Thachil A. Kallumpuram S., Nasiruddin O. , Wright C. and Mezey G. (2014) International Journal of Social Psychiatry. The impact of psychosis on social inclusion and associated factors 60,2, 107-116.
School for Social Care Research - Oral presentation of study at Annual Conference on 12th April 2017 www.sscr.nihr.ac.uk/sscr-annual-conference-2017/
EDINBURGH - Poster presentation of study at International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on 27th June 2017 www.rcpsych.ac.uk/traininpsychiatry/conferencestraining/internationalcongress2017.aspx
ENMESH Conference, Groningen - Oral presentations of quantitative and qualitative study findings in October 2017 https://enmesh2017groningen.com/
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