Methods: A qualitative study involving focus groups with clinicians of an early psychosis service based in Melbourne, Australia, and one-on-one interviews with young people with experience receiving care form early psychosis services.
Results: Thematic analysis of qualitative data from focus groups with 20 clinicians and individual interviews with 20 young people produced several themes relating the potential for VR to support treatment, particularly for functional and social recovery, social skills training and symptom management, and a need for an individualised approach fitting with the needs and comfort of each young person.
Conclusions: This study provides the first ever examination of the potential use of VR within early psychosis services, highlighting the attitudes, preferences, barriers and facilitators amongst clinicians and young people. Findings will stimulate ideas for future development driven from the experience of key stakeholders in order to develop relevant, usable, effective and implementable VR interventions.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Early Intervention in Psychiatry|
|Publication status||Published - May 2023|
|Event||International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health 2023: IEPA14 - University of Lausanne, Dorigny Campus, Lausanne, Switzerland|
Duration: 10 Jul 2023 → 12 Jul 2023
Conference number: 14th