Effects of a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
St. Olavs Hospital
Information provided by:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00184119
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: June 7, 2010
Last verified: June 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of the study is to compare the effects of using or not using a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in an acute psychiatric department.


Condition Intervention
Acute Psychiatry
Procedure: Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit in an Acute Psychiatric Department.

Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of stay in PICU.
  • Effect of treatment (PANSS).
  • Violent or threatening incidents (SOAS-R).

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Therapeutic steps and nurses' interventions daily.

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: October 2001
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The main aim of the study is to compare the effects of using or not using a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in an acute psychiatric department.The acute ward of Østmarka psychiatric department, St. Olavs Hospital has a PICU separated from the rest of the ward. The PICU is separated with a locked door. Under two different conditions at different times all patients evaluated to be in need of PICU were admitted to the PICU. In the first condition the doors inside the PICU and between the rest of the acute ward and PICU were closed or locked. In the second condition the doors inside the PICU and the door between the PICU and the rest of the acute ward were either removed or held permanently open. In the second condition the patients thus were admitted to a PICU unit not using PICU principles.

The patients were evaluated with different rating scales at admittance, day three and at discharge from PICU.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted to Østmarka psychiatric department, St. Olavs Hospital in need of a PICU.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with dementia or mental retardation to an extensive degree.
  • Patients not speaking Norwegian or English.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00184119

Locations
Norway
Østmarka Psychiatric Department, St. Olavs Hospital
Trondheim, Norway, 7441
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
St. Olavs Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Olav M Linaker, Professor Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  More Information

No publications provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00184119     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AEV-01
Study First Received: September 9, 2005
Last Updated: June 7, 2010
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
psychiatry
acute
emergency services
seclusion
Psychiatric Intensive Care

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 29, 2014