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The therapeutic alliance: the key to effective patient outcome? A descriptive review of the evidence in community mental health case management

Howgego, Irene; Yellowlees, Peter; Owen, Cathy; Meldrum, Lenore; Dark, Frances


Objective: The aim of this review was to examine the level of evidence supporting the assumed link between a positive therapeutic alliance among patients and case managers and effective outcome for patients with a mental illness who are managed in community mental health services. Method: MedLine, PsychINFO and Social Sciences Index search of articles from 1986 to 2001 returned 84 articles and two texts. Inclusion criteria were the use of validated measures and relevance to psychiatry and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1614.2003.01131.x


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