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The effectiveness of supportgroups for people suffering from psychosis: a randomized controlled trial.


- candidate number2193
- NTR NumberNTR747
- ISRCTNISRCTN02457313
- Date ISRCTN created22-nov-2006
- date ISRCTN requested8-nov-2006
- Date Registered NTR3-aug-2006
- Secondary IDsN/A 
- Public TitleThe effectiveness of supportgroups for people suffering from psychosis: a randomized controlled trial.
- Scientific TitleThe effectiveness of supportgroups for people suffering from psychosis: a randomized controlled trial.
- ACRONYMN/A
- hypothesisParticipation in supportgroups leads to an improvement in quality of life, social support, social network, self-efficacy and self-esteem.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedSchizophrenia, Psychosis
- Inclusion criteria1. Suffered from one or more psychotic episodes;
2. Outpatient;
3. 18 years or older.
- Exclusion criteria1. Drug- or alcohol misuse;
2. Suffering from psychotic symptoms that influence the group process.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialyes
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-feb-2003
- planned closingdate1-dec-2007
- Target number of participants106
- InterventionsThe peer support group involved 16 sessions of 1 hours. The waiting-list control group received treatment as usual (TAU). The trial took place over 8 months. The groups with approximately 10 patients - were minimal guided by a nurse. Nurses were trained in the methodology which was especially developed for people with schizophrenia. The nurse was present at the start from the start and did offer structure, but did not interfere with the group process.
- Primary outcomeQuality of Life: WHO Qol Bref.
- Secondary outcome1. Social support;
2. Social network;
3. Self-efficacy;
4. Self esteem;
5. Psychopathology.
- TimepointsN/A
- Trial web sitehttp://www.rgoc.nl
- statusstopped: trial finished
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESM.Sc. S. Castelein
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESM.Sc. S. Castelein
- Sponsor/Initiator University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Rob Giel Research Center (RGOc)
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZON-MW, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development
- PublicationsS. Castelein, R. Bruggeman, J.T. van Busschbach, M. van der Gaag, P.J. Mulder, H. Knegtering en D. Wiersma. The effectiveness of support groups for people suffering from psychosis: a multi-center randomized controlled trial. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 2005, vol. 31, number 2, 521
- Brief summaryN/A
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD3-aug-2006 - 18-jan-2010


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