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Changing stigmatizing perceptions and recollections about mental illness: the effects of NAMI's in Our Own Voice


Corrigan, P W; Rafacz, J D; Hautamaki, J; Walton, J; Rüsch, N; Rao, D; Doyle, P; O’Brien, S; Pryor, J; Reeder, G (2010). Changing stigmatizing perceptions and recollections about mental illness: the effects of NAMI's in Our Own Voice. Community Mental Health Journal, 46(5):517-522.

Abstract

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a 90-min anti-stigma program that comprises face-to-face stories of challenges of mental illness and hopes and dreams commensurate with recovery. We pared down IOOV to a 30-min version, using information from two focus groups. In this study, effects of 90- versus 30-min IOOV are contrasted with 30 min of education. Two hundred research participants were randomly assigned to one of these three conditions and completed a measure of stigmatizing perceptions and recollections. People in the education group remembered more negatives than the two IOOV groups. To control for overall response rate, a difference ratio was determined (difference in positive and negative recollection divided by overall recollections). Results showed the two IOOV conditions had significantly better ratios than education. These findings suggest the 30 min version of IOOV is as effective as the 90 min standard.

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a 90-min anti-stigma program that comprises face-to-face stories of challenges of mental illness and hopes and dreams commensurate with recovery. We pared down IOOV to a 30-min version, using information from two focus groups. In this study, effects of 90- versus 30-min IOOV are contrasted with 30 min of education. Two hundred research participants were randomly assigned to one of these three conditions and completed a measure of stigmatizing perceptions and recollections. People in the education group remembered more negatives than the two IOOV groups. To control for overall response rate, a difference ratio was determined (difference in positive and negative recollection divided by overall recollections). Results showed the two IOOV conditions had significantly better ratios than education. These findings suggest the 30 min version of IOOV is as effective as the 90 min standard.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Clinical and Social Psychiatry Zurich West (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:27 Jan 2011 13:37
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:39
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0010-3853
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s10597-009-9287-3
Related URLs:http://www.springerlink.com/content/m4072r166301nhx2/ (Publisher)
PubMed ID:20072816
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-43604

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