Advertisement

Topics

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

2014-08-27 03:15:25 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The study examined the 12-month effectiveness of continuous therapeutic assertive community treatment (ACT) as part of integrated care (IC) compared to standard care (SC) in a catchment area comparison design in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) treated with quetiapine IR.

Description

Two catchment areas in Hamburg, Germany with similar population size and health care structures were assigned to offer 12-month ACT (& IC; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf) or SC (Asklepios Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy) to 120 first-episode and negatively selected multiple-episode patients with SSD. Primary outcome was the time to Service Disengagement. Secondary outcomes comprised medication non-adherence, improvements of symptoms, functioning, quality of life, satisfaction with care from patients and relatives perspectives, and service use data.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Schizophrenia

Intervention

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Location

University Medical Center Hamburg
Hamburg
Germany
20246

Status

Completed

Source

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:25-0400

Clinical Trials [1254 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Assertive Community Treatment in Copenhagen

The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of assertive community treatment in Copenhagen in two regions compared with two regions where this treatment was not implemented. The effect ...

Integration of Illness Management and Recovery Within ACT

Integrating Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) into Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) has great promise for improving the symptomatic, functional, and recovery outcomes for people wit...

Assertive Community Treatment for Patients Suffering From Substance Use Disorders

According to the World Health Organization the population suffering from addiction problems is increasing. This population is characterized by multiple needs at the medico-psychosocial lev...

Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP)

The purpose of this study is to understand the effectiveness of a specialized package of phase-specific treatments for individuals in the midst of their first episode of psychosis. The pha...

The Effect of a Community-based LAT-treated Management Model on the Violence Risk of Patients With Schizophrenia

This is a 49 weeks open-label randomized controlled study. Patients with schizophrenia and violence risk will be enrolled in the study. A community-based long-acting antipsychotics-treated...

PubMed Articles [17380 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

The effects of psychological help on assertive behaviors in family members of schizophrenia patients.

The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the use (or lack thereof) of psychological help among family members of schizophrenia patients, and their expression of assertive behavi...

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in schizophrenia: a review of recent literature.

ECT remains an important, yet underutilized, treatment for schizophrenia. Recent research shows that medication-resistant patients with schizophrenia, including those resistant to clozapine, respond w...

Methylphenidate as Treatment for Clozapine-Induced Sedation in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia.

Treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients frequently need to be managed with clozapine. However, noncompliance is in-part due to complaints of sedation, fatigue, and low energy. There is little liter...

Treatment Options for Insomnia in Schizophrenia: A Systematic Review.

Insomnia is a common feature of schizophrenia. Although several studies have been published about the influence of certain drugs on schizophrenia patients' sleep, there are no well-grounded recommenda...

Exploring Japanese nurses' perceptions of the relevance and use of assertive communication in healthcare: A qualitative study informed by the Theory of Planned Behaviour.

The hierarchical nature of healthcare environments presents a key risk factor for effective interprofessional communication. Power differentials evident in traditional healthcare cultures can make it ...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

The collective designation of three organizations with common membership: the European Economic Community (Common Market), the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). It was known as the European Community until 1994. It is primarily an economic union with the principal objectives of free movement of goods, capital, and labor. Professional services, social, medical and paramedical, are subsumed under labor. The constituent countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997, p842)

A chronic form of schizophrenia characterized primarily by the presence of persecutory or grandiose delusions, often associated with hallucination.

A type of schizophrenia characterized by abnormality of motor behavior which may involve particular forms of stupor, rigidity, excitement or inappropriate posture.

An antipsychotic agent that is specific for dopamine D2 receptors. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of schizophrenia.

Electrically induced CONVULSIONS primarily used in the treatment of severe AFFECTIVE DISORDERS and SCHIZOPHRENIA.

More From BioPortfolio on "Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders"

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Relevant Topics

Psychiatry
Psychiatry is the study of mental disorders and their diagnosis, management and prevention.  Conditions include schizophrenia, severe depression and panic disorders among others. There are pharmaceutical treatments as well as other therapies to help...

Nutrition
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...

Pharmacy
Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of...


Searches Linking to this Trial