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Effects of a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
St. Olavs Hospital
Information provided by:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00184119
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: June 7, 2010
Last verified: June 2010

September 9, 2005
June 7, 2010
October 2001
June 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Length of stay in PICU.
  • Effect of treatment (PANSS).
  • Violent or threatening incidents (SOAS-R).
Same as current
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Therapeutic steps and nurses' interventions daily.
Same as current
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Effects of a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
Effects of a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit in an Acute Psychiatric Department.

The purpose of the study is to compare the effects of using or not using a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in an acute psychiatric department.

The main aim of the study is to compare the effects of using or not using a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in an acute psychiatric department.The acute ward of Østmarka psychiatric department, St. Olavs Hospital has a PICU separated from the rest of the ward. The PICU is separated with a locked door. Under two different conditions at different times all patients evaluated to be in need of PICU were admitted to the PICU. In the first condition the doors inside the PICU and between the rest of the acute ward and PICU were closed or locked. In the second condition the doors inside the PICU and the door between the PICU and the rest of the acute ward were either removed or held permanently open. In the second condition the patients thus were admitted to a PICU unit not using PICU principles.

The patients were evaluated with different rating scales at admittance, day three and at discharge from PICU.

Interventional
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Psychiatry
Procedure: Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
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Vaaler AE, Iversen VC, Morken G, Fløvig JC, Palmstierna T, Linaker OM. Short-term prediction of threatening and violent behaviour in an Acute Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit based on patient and environment characteristics. BMC Psychiatry. 2011 Mar 18;11:44. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-11-44.

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Completed
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June 2010
June 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted to Østmarka psychiatric department, St. Olavs Hospital in need of a PICU.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with dementia or mental retardation to an extensive degree.
  • Patients not speaking Norwegian or English.
Both
18 Years and older
No
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Norway
 
NCT00184119
AEV-01
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology
St. Olavs Hospital
Study Chair: Olav M Linaker, Professor Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
June 2010

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