Rehabilitative Training for Older People With Schizophrenia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas L. Patterson, University of California, San Diego Identifier:
First received: October 29, 2003
Last updated: June 13, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

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

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: Functional Adaptation Skills Training (FAST)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
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

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Further study details as provided by University of California, San Diego:

Estimated Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: July 2001
Study Completion Date: November 2006
Primary Completion Date: November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00071591

United States, California
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Diego
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Thomas L. Patterson, Professor, University of California, San Diego Identifier: NCT00071591     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01 MH62554, R01MH062554, DATR A4-GPS
Study First Received: October 29, 2003
Last Updated: June 13, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features
Mental Disorders processed this record on April 22, 2014