Web-Based Support for People With Schizophrenia and Their Families
This study will assess the feasibility of using the internet and in-home computers to provide advice from health care professionals, social support, and health information to people with schizophrenia and their families.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
|Official Title:||Support to Patients and Families|
- The outcome, patient relapse, will be assessed for the patients in the intervention group and control group by estimating the size of the intervention's effect on relapse rate.
- For the primary caregiver, the distribution of the psychological distress measure will be examined and transformation will be made if necessary for further analysis.
|Study Start Date:||January 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2005|
The objective of this study is to assess the feasibility of using the World Wide Web (Web) and in-home computers to provide patients suffering from schizophrenia and their families advice from health care professionals, social support, and information.
The purposes of this intervention are to improve: 1) the availability, convenience and use of needed mental health services; 2) family support for their ill family members; and 3) patient and family outcomes.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pittsburgh|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15261|
|Principal Investigator:||Armando J Rotondi, PhD||University of Pittsburgh|