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Using the Walden Library For this assignment, I practiced using the Walden library to search specific topics under nursing, peer-reviewed articles and the various databases (Walden University). Each time I conducted a search I used different words in the search boxes (mental illness, programs, self- support programs, advocacy groups). Eventually, I found that using simple words resulted in more articles. When I couldn’t locate the subject matter that I was looking for, I returned to the database list and read through the choices. I was able to find a peer-reviewed article specific to my goal from PsycInfo and PsyArticles databases (Walden University). The Eaton (2010) resource was helpful when synthesizing the information (Eaton, 2010). The peer-reviewed article I chose is titled “Improving propensity for patient self- advocacy through wellness recovery action planning: Results of a randomized controlled trial” (Jonikas et al., 2013). Jonikas et al. conducted a randomized controlled study to determine if patients are more prone to advocate for themselves when engaged in peer-directed treatment. Jonikas et al. compared the propensity of patient self-advocacy among individuals who participated in a peer-directed mental illness self-management program called Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) as opposed to those who received traditional care (Jonikas et al., 2013). The study consisted of people diagnosed with a mental illness for a minimum of 12 months and had activities of daily living difficulty; 276 individuals in the WRAP program and 279 in the control group (Jonikas et al., 2013). The trial consisted of eight, two and one-half hour sessions of WRAP with five to twelve people in each group. The participants met in a community setting for two months. The University of Illinois at Chicago trained researchers
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