Measuring, understanding and reducing psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) in young people

Capra, Carina Natasha (2015) Measuring, understanding and reducing psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) in young people. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


Using large community samples, an existing screening instrument for unusual beliefs and perceptual experiences was refined, and a current version of the lifetime measure was developed and tested. Importantly, high scores on the instruments were associated with psychological distress and suicide risk. Acceptability testing of a web treatment was also undertaken. Routine use of the screening instrument and web program in health services may improve identification and support of young people at risk of distress and serious psychological disorder.

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ID Code: 87545
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Kavanagh, David, Hides, Leanne, & Scott, James
Keywords: Psychotic-like experiences, Young people, Mental Health, Psychometric tools, Community samples, Suicidal risk, Psychological distress
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Mar 2016 06:08
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 23:29

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