WITH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS: THE MODERATING ROLE OF MORALE Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Is satisfaction with community—based mental health services contingent upon patients' pre- treatment morale? To examine this question, we analyzed data collected as part of a randomized clinical trial examining peer support services for people with severe mental illness. Participants were randomly assigned to a con-sumer partner, nonconsumer partner, or control, no—partner condition. In the control and nonconsumer partner conditions, participants' elevated self—esteem, embedded in a higher—order” morale” factor, predicted an increase in satisfaction with services, whereas in the consumer partner condition, it did not. Moreover, high-morale participants in the consumer partner condition reported lower satisfaction with services as compared with high-morale control participants. Findings elucidate the centrality of treatment—aptitude interactions in partnership—based …

publication date

  • January 1, 2006