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Rehabilitative Training for Older People With Schizophrenia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00071591
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 30, 2003
Last Update Posted : June 14, 2013
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas L. Patterson, University of California, San Diego

Brief Summary:
This study will evaluate the effectiveness of a rehabilitation program called Functional Adaptation Skills Training (FAST) in treating older patients with schizophrenia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Schizophrenia Behavioral: Functional Adaptation Skills Training (FAST) Phase 2

Detailed Description:

People with schizophrenia often have problems functioning in everyday life. As people with schizophrenia get older, resources for effective health care and social services may become more limited. There is a need to develop effective rehabilitation programs that are sensitive to the special needs of older persons with schizophrenia.

Patients are randomly assigned to either 1 of 2 groups. The FAST group will involve 24 sessions of group intervention designed to enhance daily functioning of older patients with schizophrenia. The placebo group will involve participation in a psychosocial support group for an equivalent amount of time. Treatment is followed by 6 monthly maintenance sessions. Patients will be assessed at 6, 12, and 18 months after the study start. Assessments include clinical and functional measures.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 240 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: Functional Skills Training for Late Life Schizophrenia
Study Start Date : July 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Schizophrenia

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00071591

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United States, California
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Diego
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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Responsible Party: Thomas L. Patterson, Professor, University of California, San Diego Identifier: NCT00071591    
Other Study ID Numbers: R01MH062554 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R01MH062554 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 30, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 14, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders