Needs Assessment of Long-Term Care for Psychiatric Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00172887|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 23, 2007
The quantity and quality of inpatient services for persons with psychiatric illness have been enhanced in the last two decades. Following the enforcement of nationwide health insurance and the Physically and Mentally Disabled Citizens Protection Act, the financial pressure of medical care for psychiatric patients is relieved, and actions related to the protection of patients' human rights have been taken. Nonetheless, problems related to psychiatric illness are not limited to symptoms. Patients' daily functions are affected and it causes continuous pressure on the family. Currently, psychiatric care places more emphasis on inpatient services. Once the patient is discharged from the hospital, related psychiatric services are not widely available, which leads to symptom exacerbation, repeated hospital admissions, increased burden to the family, etc. A provision of continuous long-term care that meets the various needs of psychiatric patients is a critical issue in current psychiatric care.
Based on a three-phase needs assessment model, the purpose of the study is to evaluate the needs of long-term care for psychiatric patients. The first phase will identify the current status of needs from the perspectives of patients and the family, psychiatric professionals, and the system. The second phase will identify the goals of long-term care for psychiatric patients. The goals will be identified by a nominal group, composed of experts related to the field of psychiatric long-term care. The third phase will determine the objectives of long-term care services for psychiatric patients. That is to determine the proper contents of long-term care services for the patients based on the goals identified in the previous phase.
The three-phase needs assessment will be carried out in a two-year period. The results of the study will provide important information to the future planning of long-term care for psychiatric patients.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||1150 participants|
|Study Start Date :||March 2005|
|Study Completion Date :||July 2005|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00172887
|Contact: Chinyu We, Ph.D||886-2-23123456 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|National Taiwan University Hospital||Recruiting|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Contact: Chinyu Wu, Ph. D 886-2-23123456 ext 7569 email@example.com|
|Study Chair:||Chinyu Wu, Ph.D||Department of Occupational Therapy, National Taiwan University|