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Assertive Community Treatment in Copenhagen

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2005 by Bispebjerg Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 26, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 26, 2005
Copenhagen Hospital Corporation
Information provided by:
Bispebjerg Hospital

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of assertive community treatment in Copenhagen in two regions compared with two regions where this treatment was not implemented. The effect on user satisfaction, use of bed days, social network, global assessment of functioning, substance misuse will be evaluated.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Schizophrenia Bipolar Disorder Behavioral: Assertive Community Treatment Behavioral: Treatment in Community Mental Health Center Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
In area where assertive community treatment was implemented 100 patients had filled in a form regarding their social situation. They were interviewed after one year and asked about user satisfaction and followed up in Danish registers. Register information was extracted concerning vital status, cause of death, use of psychiatric services and criminal record. The same procedure was carried out for a comparison group, carefully matched, from other regions in Copenhagen, where assertive community treatment was not implemented.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 400 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Quasi-Experimental Trial of the Effect of Assertive Community Treatment Among Those With Severe Mental Disorder
Study Start Date : January 2004
Study Completion Date : May 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Schizophrenia

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adherence to treatment

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Experience of violation of personal integrity and privacy in relation to treatment
  2. User satisfaction
  3. Quality of Life
  4. Substance misuse
  5. Social network
  6. Affiliation to labor market
  7. Independent living
  8. Crime
  9. Suicidal behaviour
  10. Use of psychiatric services

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • User of bed days exceeded 40 days last two years; or
  • 4+ admissions during last two years; or
  • A second diagnosis of substance misuse; or
  • Non compliance with medication or outpatient visits in usual settings; or
  • Being unable to use other existing services

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Forensic patient with a sentence to stay in hospital

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00225602

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Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen Hospital Corporation
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Principal Investigator: Merete Nordentoft, Ph.D Bispebjerg Hospital

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Other Study ID Numbers: BBH363004
Cph Hospital Corporation
Østdansk Forskningsforum
First Posted: September 26, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 26, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005
Keywords provided by Bispebjerg Hospital:
Assertive community treatment
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bipolar Disorder
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Bipolar and Related Disorders