Enhancing the Outcome of Skills Training for People With Schizophrenia
This study will determine the effectiveness of skills training in people with schizophrenia and the applicability of the acquired skills in the "real world."
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Skills Training for Schizophrenia: Enhancing Outcomes|
|Study Start Date:||April 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2005|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
People with schizophrenia have a large number of social and symptom management training programs available to them. Studies suggest that these training programs are effective, but their generalizability and effectiveness in outpatient settings has not been thoroughly examined. This study will examine the treatment outcomes of a skills training approach in schizophrenic individuals taking antipsychotic medication.
Participants taking stable doses of risperidone, olanzapine, or quetiapine will be randomly assigned to receive either intensive symptom management and social skills training or group therapy for 12 months. A verbal memory test will be used to stratify the randomization procedure and to control for neurocognitive functioning.
|United States, Connecticut|
|Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, 06606|
|Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health Services|
|Westport, Connecticut, United States, 06880|