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The environment psychiatric patients create for themselves: the varying perceptions of professional staff

  • Ernest Gralton (a1), Steve Pearson (a2), Alastair Sutherland (a3), Martin Donovan (a3) and Geraint Lewis (a3)...
Abstract
Aims and Methods

A pilot study was undertaken to investigate whether there was evidence that professional staffs' perception of a patient's environment were significantly altered by certain variables.

Results

Gender and, to a lesser extent, age were found to be variables that significantly affect the perception of a patient's personal environment.

Clinical Implications

Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals should be aware that there may be significant differences between the way individual professionals perceive the same visual environment. Psychiatry may benefit from future links with environmental psychology research.

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The environment psychiatric patients create for themselves: the varying perceptions of professional staff

  • Ernest Gralton (a1), Steve Pearson (a2), Alastair Sutherland (a3), Martin Donovan (a3) and Geraint Lewis (a3)...
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