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Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2010 Summer;34(1):57-60. doi: 10.2975/34.1.2010.57.60.

Outcomes of an illness self-management group using wellness recovery action planning.

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  • 1University of Kansas-Social Welfare, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA. vstar@ku.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this preliminary study was to examine the impact of participation in an illness self-management recovery program (Wellness Recovery Action Planning-WRAP) on the ability of individuals with severe mental illnesses to achieve key recovery related outcomes.

METHODS:

A total of 30 participants from three mental health centers were followed immediately before and after engaging in a 12-week WRAP program.

RESULTS:

Three paired sample t-tests were conducted to determine the effectiveness of WRAP on hope, recovery orientation, and level of symptoms. A significant positive time effect was found for hope and recovery orientation. Participants showed improvement in symptoms, but the change was slightly below statistical significance.

CONCLUSIONS:

These preliminary results offer promising evidence that the use of WRAP has a positive effect on self-reported hope and recovery-related attitudes, thereby providing an effective complement to current mental health treatment.

PMID:
20615846
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