Investigator: Chris Quinn
Rationale and aims:
- People experiencing mental illness require services that provide them with a sense of personal safety, a place where they can experience a reduction to their distress and assistance to manage their feelings. Exploring the experience of service users to interventions such as Qigong is important in understanding whether benefits exist.
- The aim of the research is to explore whether Qigong is an effective intervention on positive affect traits for Forensic mental health service users. The research will evaluate:
- How Forensic mental health service users respond to a Qigong intervention?
- Whether Qigong is an effective intervention for Forensic mental health service users?
- Two inpatient service users groups from Thomas Embling Hospital were invited to participate in 10 Qigong groups.
- Response to Qigong were measured using an adapted version of Gilbert’s Positive Affect Rating Scale following each group.
- The addition of three qualitative questions were added to provide greater understanding of the person’s experience.