Rehabilitative Training for Older People With Schizophrenia
This study will evaluate the effectiveness of a rehabilitation program called Functional Adaptation Skills Training (FAST) in treating older patients with schizophrenia.
Behavioral: Functional Adaptation Skills Training (FAST)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
|Official Title:||Functional Skills Training for Late Life Schizophrenia|
|Study Start Date:||July 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00071591
|United States, California|
|University of California, San Diego|
|La Jolla, California, United States, 92093|