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Health beliefs, and especially illness representations, have been widely used to understand clinical outcomes and psychosocial adjustment in people with physical diseases. However, this area of research has been under-explored in the field of mental health, and the few studies that have been conducted have used very different methods. Therefore, th...
Understanding and improving the psychosocial adjustments (e.g. quality of life, depression) and treatment outcomes (e.g.adherence, beliefs about treatments) of people with mental disorders is a major health issue. The self-regulation model (SRM) postulates that illness representations play a central role on adjustment and treatment of people with p...
Introduction: The stigmatization of various mental disorders has been widely studied, but the common understanding of mental disorders has seldom been explored, especially for specific psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. We used the Common-Sense Model to understand and compare the general public’s multidimensional illne...
Background: According to the Self-Regulation Model, illness perceptions influence an individual’s coping (such as the taking of treatment) and emotional response to their illness. Emerging research suggests that this model could be used to explore illness perceptions in mental health. The aim of this exploratory study is, firstly, to measure and de...
Le modèle des représentations de la maladie (Leventhal, Nerenz et Steele, 1984) est largement utilisé pour les troubles somatiques chroniques mais son application aux troubles psychiatriques reste très marginale. Selon ce modèle, les personnes confrontées à un diagnostic vont tenter de donner du sens à cette situation en élaborant des représentatio...
According to the Common Sense Model, illness perceptions influence an individual’s coping (such as the taking of treatment) and emotional response to their illness. Emerging research suggests that this model could be used to explore illness perceptions in mental health.