SomPsyNet - Prevention of Psychosocial Distress Consequences in Somatic Medicine: a Model for Collaborative Care

2020-02-19 18:28:39 | BioPortfolio


This study is to evaluate the impact of the "stepped and collaborative care model" (SCCM) on health-related quality of life in somatic hospital patients with psychosocial distress.


Given the burden of psychosocial distress, the public health relevance, and the current standard of health care, new approaches to a model of care for patients with mental-somatic multimorbidity are urgently needed. SomPsyNet is a comprehensive healthcare project for patients from somatic hospitals that promotes the prevention of psychosocial distress by establishing a stepped and collaborative care network in Basel-Stadt, Switzerland and may therefore help to counteract against the described lack of care.

SomPsyNet is a "stepped and collaborative care model" (SCCM) including a Psychosomatic-psychiatric consultation and liaison Service (CL Service) and post hospital intervention supported by a collaborative network structure. It aims to identify patients with psychosocial distress at an early stage during their hospital stay in a standardized way.

Implementation of the SCCM within this study using the stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial (SW-CRT) design will take place in phases:

- SomPsyNet phase 0: treatment as usual (TAU) in combination with the baseline and follow-up survey in a distressed focus sample.

- SomPsyNet phase 1: TAU in combination with the baseline survey, implementation of screening questions stage 1 ('baseline distress information from professionals', without consequence) in hospital routine and follow-up survey in a distressed focus sample.

Study Design


Psychosocial Distress


Assessment of psychosocial distress in hospital routine process by the intaking physician on the respective ward, Assessment of psychosocial distress in hospital routine process by the nursing staff on the respective ward


Universitäre Altersmedizin Felix Platter


Not yet recruiting


University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-02-19T18:28:39-0500

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