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Title: Exploring Barriers to the Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice in Psychiatry to Inform Health Policy: A Focus Group Based Study
Authors: Hannes, Karin ×
Pieters, Guido
Goedhuys, Jo
Aertgeerts, Bert #
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: Human Sciences Press
Series Title: Community Mental Health Journal vol:46 issue:5 pages:423-432
Abstract: This study aims to explore the obstacles to Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) experienced by Belgian Dutch-speaking psychiatrists. We used an inductive, qualitative research strategy. Thirty-nine psychiatrists participated in five focus groups organised between September 2004 and September 2006. Data-analysis was guided by a 'grounded theory approach'. Three major themes emerged from the data: (1) Characteristics of evidence, including the lack of (use of) evidence and the applicability of evidence; (2) Characteristics of other partners in mental health care, including government, patients and drug companies and (3) Discipline-related barriers, including the complexity of diagnoses, the importance of the therapeutic relationship and personal experience, and the different schools of thoughts. A problem tree was developed, linking all obstacles. Although context-specific, the problem tree can assist policy makers working in health care systems with similar characteristics in formulating objectives and developing strategies that facilitate EBP in the field of psychiatric care.
ISSN: 0010-3853
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Psychiatry
Academic Center for General Practice
University Centre Sint Jozef (-)
× corresponding author
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