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Brief Hospitalization for Schizophrenia: Strategies to Improve Treatment Outcome

2014-07-24 14:34:30 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The goal of this research program is to implement a series of psychoeducational training classes designed to teach individuals with schizophrenia the importance of medication treatment, how to identify and manage medication side effects, and how to make appointments and emergency plans. The skills taught to the research subjects will lead to demonstrable increases (compared to the control group) in adherence to both the prescribed medication regimen and scheduled outpatient appointments and thereby cause a decrease (again compared to the control group) in rehospitalization rates and bed-days during subsequent twelve months following the intervention. A secondary objective of this work is that if the CREP program is successful and/or illness education is effective, the data will be able to disseminated throughout the VISN 22 via the recently awarded Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) program.

Study Design

Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment

Conditions

Schizophrenia

Intervention

Community Re-Entry Program: What is Schizophrenia

Location

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Los Angeles
California
United States
90073

Status

Completed

Source

Department of Veterans Affairs

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:34:30-0400

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