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Rehabilitative Training for Older People With Schizophrenia

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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
Schizophrenia Behavioral: Functional Adaptation Skills Training (FAST) Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: Functional Skills Training for Late Life Schizophrenia

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Further study details as provided by Thomas L. Patterson, 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   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
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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
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  More Information

Responsible Party: Thomas L. Patterson, Professor, University of California, San Diego Identifier: NCT00071591     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01MH062554 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: October 29, 2003
Last Updated: June 13, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on August 18, 2017