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Effects of Risperdal Consta on Ability to Benefit From Social Skills Training in Schizophrenia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00148083
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2005 by University of Illinois at Chicago.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 1, 2006
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The specific aim of this study is to determine whether the new, long-acting, form of risperidone, Risperdal Consta, improves the ability of schizophrenia patients to benefit from skills training. The hypothesis guiding this study is that Risperdal Consta, by improving verbal memory, will improve the ability to benefit from skills training interventions among schizophrenia patients. The primary objective of this study is to compare patients on Risperdal Consta to patients on other atypical antipsychotic medications in terms of their ability to benefit from skills training interventions. A secondary objective of this study is to determine whether patients taking Risperdal Consta improve in other areas of cognitive functioning and social functioning.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Schizophrenia Schizoaffective Disorder Drug: Risperdal Consta (drug) Behavioral: Social Skills Training Phase 3

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Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Risperidone Consta for Improving Ability to Benefit From Skills Training in Schizophrenia
Study Start Date : September 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Schizophrenia
Drug Information available for: Risperidone
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Scores on an analogue measure of responsiveness to skills training.
  2. Scores on a measure of skills acquisition and performance pre-post a 3-month skills training group.
  3. Interview measures of social functioning.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Neurocognitive functioning.
  2. Symptomatology.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
  2. Ages 18-55
  3. Ability to give informed consent
  4. Good general physical health or stable chronic medical conditions
  5. Ability to be on a single antipsychotic medication
  6. History of inattentiveness in psychosocial treatment settings
  7. Poor social skills
  8. Must be receiving a single antipsychotic medication
  9. Must be clinically stable – defined by the absence of prominent delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, or grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior. However, there must also be continuing evidence of impairment, as indicated by the presence of negative symptoms or two or more symptoms of schizophrenia listed in Criterion A of the DSM-IV, in attenuated form (e.g., odd beliefs, unusual perceptual experiences).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Inability to give informed consent
  2. Substance dependency in the past 6 months
  3. Diagnosis of dementia
  4. Significant head injury or other brain injury leading to cognitive impairment
  5. Mental retardation (premorbid IQ < 65)
  6. Pregnant or nursing
  7. Allergy or other significant adverse reaction to risperidone
  8. Contraindication to Risperdal Consta as only antipsychotic
  9. Currently taking risperidone
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00148083

Contact: Steven M Silverstein, Ph.D. (312) 996-9515 ssilverstein@psych.uic.edu

United States, Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Contact: Steven M Silverstein, Ph.D.    312-996-9515    ssilverstein@psych.uic.edu   
Contact: Sarah Berten, B.A.    (312) 355-4901    sberten@psych.uic.edu   
Principal Investigator: Steven M Silverstein, Ph.D.         
United States, New York
New York Presbyterian Hospital Not yet recruiting
White Plains, New York, United States, 10605
Contact: Adam Savitz, M.D., Ph.D.    914-997-4394    ads9002@med.cornell.edu   
Principal Investigator: Adam Savitz, M.D., Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Illinois at Chicago
Janssen, LP
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Steven M Silverstein, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00148083     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RIS-EMR-4033
2005-04081 (UIC)
First Posted: September 7, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 1, 2006
Last Verified: August 2005

Keywords provided by University of Illinois at Chicago:
Clinical Trial

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Serotonin Antagonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs
Dopamine Antagonists
Dopamine Agents