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The Efficacy of REHACOP Program in Schizophrenia (CSrehacopSZ)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 10, 2016
Last Update Posted : June 10, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Deusto

Brief Summary:
This study examined the efficacy of an integrative cognitive remediation program (REHACOP) to improve cognition, social cognition, clinical symptoms and functional outcome in patients with schizophrenia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Schizophrenia Behavioral: REHACOP Behavioral: Occupational activities Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 111 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Implementation of REHACOP Cognitive Training Program in Schizophrenia
Study Start Date : March 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Schizophrenia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Rehacop group
Cognitive rehabilitation
Behavioral: REHACOP
REHACOP group consists of 90-minute-long sessions 3 days per week. Specifically, REHACOP group remediation consisted of: Attention unit (4 weeks) training sustained, selective, alternant and divided attention; Memory unit (3 weeks) focusing on visual and verbal learning, recall and recognizing memory; Language unit (3 weeks) including grammar, syntax, vocabulary, verbal fluency, verbal comprehension, abstract language; Executive functions unit (2 weeks) training cognitive planning, proverbs, analogies; and Social cognition unit (1 week) exercising theory of mind, social reasoning and moral dilemmas

Active Comparator: Control group
Occupational activities
Behavioral: Occupational activities
Occupational group activities conducted included drawing, gardening, reading the daily news and constructing using different materials (such as paper or wood).

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in functional competence after receiving cognitive remediation [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    functional competence was measured with San Diego UCSD Performance-Based Skills Assessment- UPSA

  2. Change in global functioning after receiving cognitive remediation [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    global functioning measured with Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF)

  3. change in verbal memory after receiving cognitive remediation [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Verbal memory performance was assessed with the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test-HVLT (Brandt and Benedict 2001)

  4. change in processing speed after receiving cognitive remediation [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Processing speed was assessed with Digit Symbol subtest from Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III (Wechsler 1997)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in emotion perception after receiving cognitive remediation [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    emotion perception was assessed with Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)

  2. change in clinical symptoms after receiving cognitive remediation [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Clinical symptoms was measured with Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS)

  3. change in social perception after receiving cognitive remediation [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Social perception was assessed with the Social Featuring Recognition Test (SFRT)

  4. change in theory of mind after receiving cognitive remediation [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Theory of mind was assessed with Happe Strange Stories Test

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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:

  • diagnostic criteria for Schizophrenia according to American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • evidence of alcohol or drug abuse in the last 30 days
  • previous history of significant lack of consciousness
  • mental retardation
  • relevant neurological or medical condition

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02796417

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University of Deusto
Bilbao, Biskai, Spain, 48007
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Deusto
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Principal Investigator: Natalia Ojeda, PhD Universidad de Deusto

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Responsible Party: University of Deusto Identifier: NCT02796417     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NSMC-003-UD
First Posted: June 10, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 10, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders