Ruth E Crowther

Ruth E Crowther
Queensland University of Technology | QUT · School of Psychology and Counselling

PhD, MAPS

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February 2008 - January 2015
The University of Queensland
Position
  • Program Director, UQ Health Leaders / Postgraduate Coordinator

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Publications (22)
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Objective: To understand health practitioners' attitudes towards the acceptability and usability of the Head to Health digital gateway. Design: Feedback surveys were completed by health care practitioners to identify experiences with and perceptions of the digital mental health gateway Head to Health. Data from the surveys were evaluated via the...
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Background: Inpatient treatment is an expensive way of caring for people with acute psychiatric disorders. It has been proposed that many of those currently treated as inpatients could be cared for in acute psychiatric day hospitals. Objectives: To assess the effects of day hospital versus inpatient care for people with acute psychiatric disorde...
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This study explores a range of relevant socio-demographic, physical and psychological factors in a unique examination of the risk factors for frequent attendance at primary care. The impact of patient activation for self-management on health service utilisation is of particular interest. A population-based sample of people with chronic disease from...
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Background Guidelines for the effective care of chronic and complexconditions increasingly recommend developingtreatment plans in collaboration with patients as onestrategy in a coordinated approach to management. Weexamined the socio-demographic characteristicsassociated with the development of treatment plans forpatients with asthma, diabetes or...
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Background: This review considers the use of day hospitals as an alternative to outpatient care. Two types of day hospital are covered by the review: 'day treatment programmes' and 'transitional' day hospitals. Day treatment programmes offer more intense treatment for people who have failed to respond to outpatient care. Transitional day hospitals...
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Background: This paper describes the methodology and findings of an extensive survey of vocational rehabilitation services in the North West region. The objectives of the survey were to identify the number and types of Vocational Rehabilitation (V-R) service available to people with mental health problems in the North West; to determine whether the...
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Day hospitals are a less restrictive alternative to inpatient admission for people who are acutely and severely mentally ill. This review compares acute day hospital care to inpatient care. It was found that at least one in five patients currently admitted to inpatient care could feasibly be cared for in an acute day hospital. The psychiatric sympt...
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To assess the effectiveness and feasibility of day hospital versus in-patient care for people with acute psychiatric disorders, by carrying out three systematic reviews: (1) acute day hospital care versus admission to hospital; (2) vocational rehabilitation versus standard care (without vocational rehabilitation); and (3) day hospital care versus o...
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Psychiatric day hospitals offer care that is less restrictive than in-patient care but more intense than out-patient care. Day hospitals can be used to provide more intense/specialised care to treatment-resistant out-patients (day treatment programmes) or to long-term patients (day care centres). They can also bridge the gap between in-patient and...
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Information Technology (IT) is an increasingly important area for all aspects of life in the twenty first century. Computers have an impact on both our home life and our work life with information on many aspects of our lives being held on computer systems, some of which we are unaware. Despite this universal progression towards IT, certain areas w...
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***ACUTE DAY HOSPITAL VERSUS ADMISSION FOR ACUTE PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS*** Inpatient treatment is an expensive way of caring for people with acute psychiatric disorders. It has been proposed that many of those currently treated as inpatients could be cared for in acute psychiatric day hospitals. The aim of this review was to assess the effectiveness...
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Objective: To determine the most effective way of helping people with severe mental illness to obtain competitive employment-that is, a job paid at the market rate, and for which anyone can apply. Design: Systematic review. Participants: Eligible studies were randomised controlled trials comparing prevocational training or supported employment (for...
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Background: Unemployment rates are high amongst people with severe mental illness, yet surveys show that most want to work. Vocational rehabilitation services exist to help mentally ill people find work. Traditionally, these services have offered a period of preparation (Pre-vocational Training), before trying to place clients in competitive (i.e....
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Objective: To determine the most effective way of helping people with severe mental illness to obtain competitive employment—that is, a job paid at the market rate, and for which anyone can apply. Design: Systematic review. Participants: Eligible studies were randomised controlled trials comparing prevocational training or supported employment (f...
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Background: This paper describes the methodology and findings of an extensive survey of vocational rehabilitation services in the North West region. The objectives of the survey were to identify the number and types of Vocational Rehabilitation (V-R) service available to people with mental health problems in the North West; to determine whether the...

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