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Adherence and Quality of Life in People With Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
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Psychiatrische Dienste Graubuenden Identifier:
First received: January 14, 2013
Last updated: January 15, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

It is the goal of this study adherence and quality of life in a population of people suffering from schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and to analyze if these factors are influenced by treatment, support, social services, and residential treatment. The study population is drawn from the the cantons Glarus and Graubunden as well as Liechtenstein.

Schizoaffective Disorder
Quality of Life

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: In the Cantons Graubunden and Glarus as Well as in the Principality of Liechtenstein: Influence of Intensive Outpatient Treatment of People With Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder on Quality of Life and Adherence

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

People who suffer from schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, following DSM IV criteria and who live in the cantons Glarus, Graubuenden or the Principality of Liechtenstein.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
  • 18 - 65 years old
  • treated in the PDGR within the past 19 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • organic brain disorder
  • alcohol or drug dependence
  • low intelligence
  • unable to give consent
  • no legal competency
  • lacking knowledge of German language
  • current psychiatric inpatient treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01769014

Psychiatrische Dienste Graubuenden
St. Moritz, Graubuenden, Switzerland, 7500
Sponsors and Collaborators
Psychiatrische Dienste Graubuenden
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Psychiatrische Dienste Graubuenden Identifier: NCT01769014     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KEK-ZH-Nr.2012-0178
Study First Received: January 14, 2013
Last Updated: January 15, 2013
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features processed this record on November 20, 2014