Recovery Therapy Trial

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 14, 2005
William Buckland Foundation
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Melbourne Health

Brief Summary:
This project will systematically apply a specialist version of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), known as Recovery Therapy, to a random sample of patients with psychotic disorders. Previously, the therapy has been developed and efficacy established, but the extent of applicability to (unselected) mental health service patients is unknown. The main aim is to establish the extent to which this therapy is acceptable and effective for mental health service clients. A secondary aim is to develop guidelines for the conduct of such therapy in public mental health settings.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Schizophrenia Psychotic Disorders Mood Disorders Behavioral: Recovery Therapy (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychosis) Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 94 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Applicability of CBT to Unselected Mental Health Service Clients With Psychotic Disorders
Study Start Date : June 2000
Study Completion Date : February 2004

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine the applicability of cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis in the "real world" setting of ordinary mental health services

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To establish rates of uptake of Recovery Therapy amongst clients at a community mental health service
  2. To establish effectiveness of therapy in clients who received a defined length of therapeutic contact (12-24 sessions)
  3. To identify factors predicting uptake and effectiveness

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • acceptance by the participating Community Mental Health Services for case management
  • a preliminary DSM-IV diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, mood disorder with psychotic features, or delusional disorder
  • a recovery "need" in one of the areas addressed by the therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • a preliminary DSM-IV diagnosis of brief psychotic disorder, drug-induced psychosis, mood disorder without hallucinations or delusions, or any other disorder (eg. personality disorder, PTSD) even where psychotic features are/have been present
  • non-English speaking
  • comorbid intellectual disability

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00239122

Australia, Victoria
Whittlesea Community Mental Health Service
Epping, Victoria, Australia, 3076
Darebin Community Mental Health Service
Preston, Victoria, Australia, 3072
Sponsors and Collaborators
Melbourne Health
William Buckland Foundation
Principal Investigator: John Farhall, BA(Hons), MA LaTrobe University, NorthWestern Mental Health Identifier: NCT00239122     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: E00013
First Posted: October 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2005
Last Verified: October 2005

Keywords provided by Melbourne Health:
Cognitive Therapy
Psychotic Disorders
Treatment Outcome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Mood Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders