Participatory Evaluation of Day Centres for Mental Health in the Municipality of Rome: an experience of action-research in socio-sanitary context

Author/s Mariangela Spera, Elisa Colì, Antonella Rissotto
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/2
Language Italian Pages 17 P. 191-207 File size 290 KB
DOI 10.3280/PDS2011-002011
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The project "Participatory Evaluation of Day Centres for Mental Health in the Municipality of Rome", has been carried out by the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies - CNR. It was born in 2004 on behalf of the Department for Social and Health Policies of the Municipality of Rome. This action-research has met different needs: the necessity to have assessment tools by the Local Authority, and the perception of the Services of being isolated from the context. The project has been the result of the sharing among the various stakeholders. This activity has involved a great number of stakeholders from 26 Day Centres in Rome and has aimed to the implementation of process related to quality, organization, social representations, planning activities, training. This paper describes the phases of the project and shows some features, such as the involvement of staffs and managers in the research; the changes in the activities of the Day Centres; the redefinition of the role and of the mission of the Local Authority. It also suggests some methodological reflections.

Keywords: Day centre, mental health, action-research, participatory evaluation, commissioning agency, <i>stakeholders</i>

Mariangela Spera, Elisa Colì, Antonella Rissotto, La Valutazione Partecipata dei Centri Diurni per la Salute Mentale nel Comune di Roma: un’esperienza di ricerca-intervento in contesto sociosanitario in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 2/2011, pp 191-207, DOI: 10.3280/PDS2011-002011