Continued Early Intervention for Recent-Onset Schizophrenia
The purpose of this study was to determine whether outreach integrated treatment of first episode schizophrenia was more effecive than standard outpatient treatment.
Behavioral: integrated psychosocial treatment (behavior)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Continued Early Intervention for Recent-Onset Schizophrenia. A Randomized Controlled Study.|
- Rehospitalizations and psychotic relapse at two years
- Psychopathology, psychosocial changes, functioning, antipsychotic medication
|Study Start Date:||February 1993|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||May 1998|
Early intervention for schizophrenia has spawned considerable enthusiasm among clinicians without solid research evidence to suport its benefits and costs. The present study is a random-controlled study of integrated biomedical and psychosocial treatment on a population of recent-onset cases.
Comparison(s): 50 consecutive referrals with schizophrenic disorders of less than two years duration were allocated randomly to a comprehensive model of integrated treatment or standard care for two years. Main outcome measures was psychopathology, psychosocial functioning and hospital admissions.
|Norwegian University of Science and Technology|
|Trondheim, Norway, N-7000|
|Study Director:||K. Gunnar Gøtestam, MD||Norwegian University of Science and Technology|