Psychiatric Day Hospital Treatment

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00153959
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 12, 2005
Information provided by:
Technische Universität Dresden

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study was to compare the effectiveness of acute psychiatric day care to conventional inpatient care within a cross-national multi-site randomised controlled trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depressive Disorders Schizophrenia Anxiety Disorders Personality Disorders Adjustment Disorders Behavioral: acute psychiatric day care Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have presented with a mental disorder with current symptoms that had either led to at least a moderate disturbance in performance in more than one area of daily living or had jeopardized the residential, financial or occupational status of the patient or his family
  • Treatments other than inpatient or day hospital care must have been inadequate or not sufficiently effective for the patient’s current mental state

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Temporary admission for diagnostic purposes or for other reasons
  • Under 18 or over 65 years
  • Admission without consent of the patient (according to country-specific legal regulations)
  • One-way journey to hospital longer than 60 minutes
  • Suicidal risk
  • Risk to others
  • Degree of severity of the disorder requires measures restrictive of the patient's freedom on the day of admission, or a 1:1 supervision, or deems such probable
  • Acute intoxication
  • Main clinical diagnosis: addictive disorder
  • Presence of a somatic disorder requiring inpatient care
  • Direct transfer from a different hospital
  • Homelessness
  • Need for constant pick-up and delivery service
  • Inability to give informed consent with respect to participating in the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00153959

Czech Republic
Department of Psychiatry, First Medical Faculty, Charles University of Prague
Prague 2, Czech Republic, 12801
Department of Psychiatry at Dresden University of Technology
Dresden, Saxony, Germany, 01304
Department of Psychiatry, Wroclaw University of Medicine
Wroclaw, Poland, 50-367
Michalovce Psychiatric Hospital
Michalovce, Slovakia, 07101
United Kingdom
Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, Barts’ and The London School of Medicine
London, United Kingdom, E138 SP
Sponsors and Collaborators
Technische Universität Dresden
Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Kallert, Prof.Dr. Department of Psychiatry at Dresden University of Technology

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00153959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: QLG4-CT-2000-01700
First Posted: September 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 12, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Personality Disorders
Adjustment Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders