Patient Guided Psychiatric Admissions

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Olavs Hospital Identifier:
First received: May 19, 2010
Last updated: October 27, 2014
Last verified: October 2014


To meet the requirement for increased patient involvement, several DPSs have initiated a service called "patient-guided admissions". The study is a randomized controlled trial (RCT).


  1. A reduction in the number of nights admitted, both in relation to voluntary and involuntary admissions will be registered, due to "patient-guided admissions".
  2. Patients will experience improved mental health after 4 months and 12 months as a result of participating in "patient-guided admissions".
  3. Patients will experience an increased feeling of coping as a result of participating in "patient-guided admissions".
  4. Patients will experience increased feeling of:

    • self confidence and hope
    • willingness to ask for help
    • a wish to succeed
    • trust towards others.
  5. Patients will experience a reduced feeling of being dominated by symptoms as a result of participating in "Patient-guided admissions".


Patients (n=50) with severe mental illness (psychosis/bipolar illness, some with a supplementary drug problem) in need of long term treatment from primary and special health care will be recruited by the person in charge of their treatment at Nidaros DPS. The patients will be randomized into two groups and given:

  1. contract regarding "patient-guided admissions" starting immediately, or
  2. contract regarding "patient-guided admissions" starting a year after (wait list control group).

The groups will be compared based on various outcomes, as well as short qualitative interviews regarding mental condition, need of help and involvement in own treatment.

Condition Intervention
Bipolar Disorder
Other: wait list control
Behavioral: admissions contract

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Patient Guided Psychiatric Admissions

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by St. Olavs Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Symptoms and functioning [ Time Frame: 4-12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Behavior and symptom identification scale (BASIS 32)

  • Coping [ Time Frame: 4-12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Patient Activation Measure (PAM 13)

  • Recovery [ Time Frame: 4-12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS 24)

Enrollment: 53
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: admissions contract
contract regarding "patient-guided admissions"
Behavioral: admissions contract
contract regarding "patient-guided admissions" starting immediately
Active Comparator: wait list control
1 year on waiting list
Other: wait list control
Patient-guided admissions contract regarding "patient-guided admissions" starting a year after.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
  • long term care
  • established relationship with the ward

Exclusion Criteria:

  • extensive substance use problems
  • self-destructive behavior
  • not able to consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01133587

St.Olavs hospital, Psykisk helsevern, Nidaros DPS
Trondheim, Norway, 7440
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Olavs Hospital
Principal Investigator: Lasse Eriksen, PhD St. Olavs Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: St. Olavs Hospital Identifier: NCT01133587     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009/1704, 2009/1704
Study First Received: May 19, 2010
Last Updated: October 27, 2014
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by St. Olavs Hospital:
bipolar disorder
Long term care
patient admission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Affective Disorders, Psychotic
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features processed this record on October 29, 2014