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Promoting Adherence to Treatment in Schizophrenia

2014-08-27 03:13:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The project evaluates a culturally adapted, family-based intervention designed to promote treatment adherence among Mexican-Americans with schizophrenia using a randomized, controlled design in a public mental health setting. Mexican-American patients with schizophrenia and their families were randomly assigned to either: 1) one year of multi- family groups that emphasize the importance of attitudes towards adherence, subjective norms, and self-perceived and actual adherence skills in maintaining adherence, added to ongoing customary outpatient care; 2) standard multi-family groups without an emphasis on medication adherence, added to customary outpatient care; or 3) customary outpatient care only (monthly pharmacotherapy sessions and additional services as clinically needed). The study hypotheses are that subjects assigned to the adapted multi-family group would have better medication adherence, less psychiatric symptoms and fewer psychiatric hospitalizations throughout the course of the study (one year of treatment and one year of follow up) compared to the comparison conditions.

Description

As above

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Schizophrenia

Intervention

multifamily group-adherence, multifamily group-standard

Location

San Fernando Mental Health Center
Granada Hills
California
United States
91344

Status

Completed

Source

University of California, Los Angeles

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:39-0400

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