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Continued Early Intervention for Recent-Onset Schizophrenia

2014-08-27 03:50:20 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study was to determine whether outreach integrated treatment of first episode schizophrenia was more effecive than standard outpatient treatment.

Description

Early intervention for schizophrenia has spawned considerable enthusiasm among clinicians without solid research evidence to suport its benefits and costs. The present study is a random-controlled study of integrated biomedical and psychosocial treatment on a population of recent-onset cases.

Comparison(s): 50 consecutive referrals with schizophrenic disorders of less than two years duration were allocated randomly to a comprehensive model of integrated treatment or standard care for two years. Main outcome measures was psychopathology, psychosocial functioning and hospital admissions.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Schizophrenia

Intervention

integrated psychosocial treatment (behavior)

Location

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim
Norway
N-7000

Status

Terminated

Source

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:50:20-0400

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