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Continued Early Intervention for Recent-onset Schizophrenia

This study has been terminated.
The Research Council of Norway
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier:
First received: September 15, 2005
Last updated: January 25, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine whether outreach integrated treatment of first episode schizophrenia was more effecive than standard outpatient treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: integrated psychosocial treatment (behavior)
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Continued Early Intervention for Recent-onset Schizophrenia. A Randomized Controlled Study.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rehospitalizations and psychotic relapse at two years

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychopathology, psychosocial changes, functioning, antipsychotic medication

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: February 1993
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 1998
Detailed Description:

Early intervention for schizophrenia has spawned considerable enthusiasm among clinicians without solid research evidence to suport its benefits and costs. The present study is a random-controlled study of integrated biomedical and psychosocial treatment on a population of recent-onset cases.

Comparison(s): 50 consecutive referrals with schizophrenic disorders of less than two years duration were allocated randomly to a comprehensive model of integrated treatment or standard care for two years. Main outcome measures was psychopathology, psychosocial functioning and hospital admissions.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • first-episode schizophrenia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute psychosis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00184509

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway, N-7000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The Research Council of Norway
Study Director: K. Gunnar Gøtestam, MD Norwegian University of Science and Technology