Individual Placement and Support and/or Cognitive Remediation Therapy Added to TAU in Patients With Early Schizophrenia

2019-06-10 00:42:20 | BioPortfolio


This study aims to test the hypothesis that addition of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) and/or Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) in addition to treatment as usual in patients with early psychosis will be feasible and acceptable in patients with early schizophrenia.


This is an assessor blind, randomised controlled trial, employing a factorial design. This trial aims to assess the feasibility of IPS, CRT or their combination as an add on to treatment as usual. Patients with early schizophrenia spectrum disorder will be recruited from major psychiatric units in Pakistan. Treatment as usual (TAU) will comprise of patient's current antipsychotic medication as prescribed by their responsible clinician. Patients will be randomised into IPS, CRT, their combination or TAU, according to the 2x2 factorial schedule in the table. A total of 30 participants will be recruited in each cell, giving a total of 120 participants.

Study Design




Individual Placement and Support, Cognitive Remediation Therapy


Not yet recruiting


Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning

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