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Shared decision-making in the management of schizophrenia: a mixed methods study of consumers and carers

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30 July 2018 — 31 December 2018

This project explores shared decision-making relating to schizophrenia in the Australian context.

The project’s aims are:

  • to understand consumers’ and carers’ awareness of the various treatment and support options available for schizophrenia
  • to understand consumers’ and carers’ feelings and preferences towards various treatment options.

The project will also:

  • assess the degree of involvement of consumers and carers (rather than healthcare providers) in decision-making about treatment
  • provide a better understanding of the impact of schizophrenia on quality of life and financial stability for both consumers and carers.

Exploring these processes with consumers and carers will improve understanding of their attitudes towards, and experiences of, shared decision-making in the context of schizophrenia.

Team members

Expected outcomes

This project will provide a better understanding of the role of shared decision-making in promoting better outcomes for people living with schizophrenia.

Project Partners

This project was funded by Janssen.

Opportunities to contribute

We would love to hear about your experiences and opinions regarding treatment decisions, access and preferences.

So let us know what you think. Participation in this online survey should take 10-20 minutes and you can go in the draw to win a $100 voucher.

A copy of the participant information and consent form is available via

Further information

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Last updated: 1 March, 2019