Priority 25 from the Bipolar PSP
|UNCERTAINTY:What is the impact of more positive attitudes to bipolar amongst (a) health professionals and (b) people affected by bipolar? (JLA PSP Priority 25)
|JLA question ID
|Not available for this PSP.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|For full examples, see Category ID T18 on spreadsheet. Does the way a psychiatrist communicates the prognosis of bipolar to a patient have an impact on the prognosis itself? For example, if a person's psychiatrist is more optimistic about the prognosis, does this result in a reduced relapse rate and improved recovery (similar to the placebo effect)? ~ Is it helpful in terms of clinical outcomes to promote a recovery approach and emphasise that recovery is possible. ~ Is it possible to assess the effects of a doctor [GP or Psychiatrist] telling people that the prognosis is poor / someone should not expect to work with bipolar etc? or alternatively the doctor transmitting a positive message about self- management and hope? ~ Do negative attitudes increase the incidence of illness? Are these things important in causing poor mental health? ~ What are patients beliefs about prognosis/ recovery and how might these prediction affect actual outcomes.
|Patients x 13 ~ Carers x 8 ~ Health Professionals x 4 ~ others x 3
|PSP unique ID
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|363 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|14 June 2016