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Title: Sensory modulation: The impact and outcomes in an Adult Acute Inpatient mental health unit.
Authors: Hailes, Julia
Hodgetts, Brigid
Institutional Author: Ballarat Health Services, Mental Health
Issue Date: 2014
Conference Name: Victorian Psychiatric Nurses Collaborative Conference
Conference Date: August 7-8, 2014
Conference Place: Moonee Valley, Victoria
Abstract: Sensory Modulation Therapy is a treatment which assists people to activate or calm themselves through the use of different sensory objects. This is a fifteen month ethics approved research project which involved the implementation of sensory modulation therapy in an adult acute inpatient unit. The three main aims of the project were to: (1) identify the range of situations in which sensory modulation can be effectively used in an acute mental health setting (2) explore experiences of patients who had received sensory modulation therapy (3) ascertain whether there was any effect on seclusion rates. Data gathering methods included a 6 month clinical file audit, 15 face to face patient interviews and pre and post training staff questionnaires. Data analysis included qualitative and quantitative methods. This presentation presents the results of the study including the diagnosis of patients who benefited from sensory modulation therapy as well as the different reasons for which it was used and the effect. Patient experiences will be presented, including reasons they used sensory modulation therapy, the impact on them and their recommendations for future use.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11054/604
Internal ID Number: 00604
Health Subject: SENSORY MODULATION THERAPY
MENTAL HEALTH
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES - HOSPITALS
INPATIENTS
ADULT
Type: Conference
Presentation
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