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A realist approach to the evaluation of complex mental health interventions

A realist approach to the evaluation of complex mental health interventions
A realist approach to the evaluation of complex mental health interventions
Conventional approaches to evidence in which RCTs are prioritised appear increasingly inadequate for the evaluation of complex mental health interventions. By focusing on causal mechanisms and understanding the complex interactions between interventions, patients and contexts, realist approaches offer alternative ways of generating transferrable knowledge. While it has been suggested that the two approaches might be combined in realist RCTs, substantial barriers remain.
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451-453
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Duncan, Craig, Weich, Scott, Fenton, Sarah-Jane, Twigg, Liz, Moon, Graham, Madan, Jason, Singh, Swaran, Crepaz-Keay, David, Parsons, Helen and Bhui, Kamaldeep (2018) A realist approach to the evaluation of complex mental health interventions. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 213 (2), 451-453. (doi:10.1192/bjp.2018.96).

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Abstract

Conventional approaches to evidence in which RCTs are prioritised appear increasingly inadequate for the evaluation of complex mental health interventions. By focusing on causal mechanisms and understanding the complex interactions between interventions, patients and contexts, realist approaches offer alternative ways of generating transferrable knowledge. While it has been suggested that the two approaches might be combined in realist RCTs, substantial barriers remain.

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Accepted/In Press date: 26 April 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 20 July 2018
Published date: August 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 420447
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/420447
ISSN: 0007-1250
PURE UUID: c374d3ee-3e11-4c7d-bb2d-e2b6129b0239
ORCID for Graham Moon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7256-8397

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Date deposited: 08 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 05:25

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Author: Craig Duncan
Author: Scott Weich
Author: Sarah-Jane Fenton
Author: Liz Twigg
Author: Graham Moon ORCID iD
Author: Jason Madan
Author: Swaran Singh
Author: David Crepaz-Keay
Author: Helen Parsons
Author: Kamaldeep Bhui

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