Mental Health & Behaviour (MH)

Lead Research Organisation: Medical Research Council

Abstract

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Technical Summary

Our Mental Health & Behaviour research programme focuses complex interventions for the management of depression and severe mental disorders in primary care and changes in behaviours that influence health such as smoking, exercise, eating habits and alcohol intake in the community. These include the following projects|Mental Health|The ProCEED (Pro-active Care and its Evaluation for Enduring Depression) trial is designed to assess whether structured proactive care provided by trained general practice nurses is clinically and cost effective when compared with usual general practice for people with chronic major depression. |The STrAtegies for RelaTives (START) trial is a theory based intervention that offers specific coping strategies for carers/relatives of people with dementia. The study has been designed to measure the clinical and cost effectiveness of the delivery of such an intervention in the community from the perspective of the carer. |MATISSE (Multicentre study of Art Therapy In Schizophrenia: Systematic Evaluation) is a trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of a complex intervention of interactive group art therapy for people with schizophrenia. The findings from this study will inform the development of treatment services for people with severe mental illness.|REAL (Rehabilitation Effectiveness and Activities for Life) focuses on people with chronic severe mental illnesses in rehabilitation wards designed to investigate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a training programme for psychiatric nurses and allied health and social care staff working in low performing psychiatric inpatient rehabilitation services for people with serious chronic mental illnesses in England. |PREDICTPrev a pilot trial designed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of screening general practice attenders to identify those at risk of developing depression within 12 months and providing them with a web delivered CBT. |Several epidemiological studies on the THIN database includes areas; risk of developing cardiovascular diseases in people on antipsychotic therapy; the effect of panic disorders on the development of cardiovascular diseases and the effects on the mother and baby of prescribing of antidepressant, antipsychotics and antibiotics during pregnancy and the effect of parental depression on child development. |Changing lifestyles affecting health|On the topic of smoking cessation, the ESCAPE trial (Effectiveness of computer tailored smoking cessation Advice in Primary Care: a randomised trial) which has been recently completed will be analysed and published.|DYD (Down Your Drink RCT) is a web based trial that focuses on reduction of alcohol consumption designed to reduce the risk of hazardous or harmful drinking, alcohol dependence and mental health disorders.|PROACT 65+, 10 Top Tips (10TT) and Healthy Eating Lifestyle Programme (HELP) focuses on exercise and healthy eating respectively. They former is an evaluation of exercise programmes designed to achieve behaviour change in older people, change eating habits of people with obesity and enhancing motivation to change on self-esteem rather than weight, respectively.

Publications

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Adelman S (2011) Prevalence of dementia in African-Caribbean compared with UK-born White older people: two-stage cross-sectional study. in The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science

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Bottomley C (2010) Comparison of risk factors for the onset and maintenance of depression. in The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science

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Davé S (2009) Major paternal depression and child consultation for developmental and behavioural problems. in The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners

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Davé S (2009) Creating medical and drug code lists to identify cases in primary care databases. in Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety

 
Description Training of primary care practitioners
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Training of practitioners across seven countries on research methdos and assessmnt of depression in the community
 
Description Programme I Funding
Amount £781,893 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2012
 
Title Creating code lists 
Description Using Stata to create medical and drug code lists for research using primary care databses. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2008 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Publication and training in the technique to facilitate research using large primary care databases. 
 
Title Longitudinal data on a cohort of 10,000 primary care attendees 
Description Longitudinal follow of attendees over 24 months 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of Data/Biological Samples 
Year Produced 2007 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact publications 
 
Description Down Your Drink - Kingston 
Organisation NHS Kingston CCG
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Statistical Data Analysis
Impact Publications
Start Year 2009
 
Description ESCAPE 
Organisation University College London
Department Research Department of Primary Care & Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Assist the study team with documentation, recruit through the framework, organise and disseminate payment to practices as well as support the participating practices for the life of the study.
Impact Publications
Start Year 2006
 
Description Mental health and primary care (pre-2006) 
Organisation University of Concepcion
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Increased training and further reserach applications aorund the same theme
Impact publications
 
Description Mental health and primary care (pre-2006) 
Organisation University of Estonia
Country Estonia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Increased training and further reserach applications aorund the same theme
Impact publications
 
Description Mental health and primary care (pre-2006) 
Organisation University of Granada
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Increased training and further reserach applications aorund the same theme
Impact publications
 
Description Mental health and primary care (pre-2006) 
Organisation University of Lisbon
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Increased training and further reserach applications aorund the same theme
Impact publications
 
Description Mental health and primary care (pre-2006) 
Organisation University of Ljubljana
Department Department of Family Medicine
Country Slovenia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Increased training and further reserach applications aorund the same theme
Impact publications
 
Description Mental health and primary care (pre-2006) 
Organisation Utrecht University
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Increased training and further reserach applications aorund the same theme
Impact publications
 
Description PROCEED 
Organisation MIND (Mental Health Charity)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Assist the study team with documentation, recruit through the framework, organise and disseminate payment to practices as well as support the participating practices for the life of the study.
Impact Publications
Start Year 2007
 
Description PROCEED 
Organisation University College London
Department Research Department of Primary Care & Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Assist the study team with documentation, recruit through the framework, organise and disseminate payment to practices as well as support the participating practices for the life of the study.
Impact Publications
Start Year 2007
 
Description Partners SMI 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Environment, Education and Development
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Assist the study team with documentation, recruit through the framework, organise and disseminate payment to practices as well as support the participating practices for the life of the study.
Impact Publications
Start Year 2009
 
Description THIN 
Organisation University College London
Department Research Department of Primary Care & Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supervision of PhD and scienitfic support
Impact Completed PhD and publications
Start Year 2006
 
Title Prediction of future episodes of DSM IV major depression 
Description Prediction of future episodes of DSM IV major depression 
Type Diagnostic Tool - Non-Imaging
Current Stage Of Development Late clinical evaluation
Year Development Stage Completed 2008
Development Status Actively seeking support
Impact None 
 
Description PREDICT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact First International Conference of Depression and other mental disorders organised by World Psychiatric Association and WONCA (World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians in Granada, Spain 2008

1) Genetic research on the topic developed with Univ of Granada Spain 2) MRC funded workshop to develop similar research ideas in China to be run in 2009
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008