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Supporting decision-making processes for evidence-based mental health promotion

Jane-Llopis, Eva, Katschnig, Heinz, McDaid, David and Wahlbeck, Kristian (2011) Supporting decision-making processes for evidence-based mental health promotion. Health Promotion International, 26 (suppl ). i140-i146. ISSN 0957-4824

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Abstract

The use of evidence is critical in guiding decision-making, but evidence from effect studies will be only one of a number of factors that will need to be taken into account in the decision-making processes. Equally important for policymakers will be the use of different types of evidence including implementation essentials and other decision-making principles such as social justice, political, ethical, equity issues, reflecting public attitudes and the level of resources available, rather than be based on health outcomes alone. This paper, aimed to support decision-makers, highlights the importance of commissioning high-quality evaluations, the key aspects to assess levels of evidence, the importance of supporting evidence-based implementation and what to look out for before, during and after implementation of mental health promotion and mental disorder prevention programmes.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/
Additional Information: © 2011 The authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 12:35
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39874/

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