Transition Into Primary-care Psychiatry (TIPP)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 1, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 23, 2010
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
St. Joseph's Health Care London
St. Joseph's Care Group
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Lawson Health Research Institute

Brief Summary:
The objective of the Transition into Primary-care Psychiatry (TIPP) project is to determine how feasible it is to conduct a study to evaluate a new primary-care focused program of mental health care delivery for people with chronic mental illness. This will be done by comparing a primary-care based collaborative, interdisciplinary model to care-as-usual on health related quality of life, client symptomatology, client's perceived need of care, participant satisfaction and cost-effectiveness.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mental Disorders Procedure: program of care delivery Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Transition Into Primary-care Psychiatry (TIPP): A Mental Health Demonstration Project.
Study Start Date : January 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of Well Being

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Symptomatology
  2. Perceived need for care
  3. Satisfaction
  4. Cost Effectiveness

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • (1) receiving outpatient psychiatric clinic services through the St. Joseph's Care Group Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital in the Community Mental Health Services program, Thunder Bay, Ontario or at the Regional Mental Health Care, Specialized Adult Service, London, Ontario 2) 18-65 years of age; 3) chronic moderate to severe mental illness - all scores below severe or very severe rating on the Threshold Assessment Grid; 4) duration of mental illness of at least 2 years; 5) not regularly receiving psychiatric or mental health care from another family physician, and; 6)capable of understanding the nature of the project and can give consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clients will be excluded if at the time of recruitment they:

    1. have an unstable mental illness;
    2. had a psychiatric hospitalization admission within the last past 6 months;
    3. used crisis intervention within the past 6 months (requiring subsequent contact greater than once per week);
    4. had a history of self-harm over the past 6 months;
    5. had a history of harm to others over the past 6 months;
    6. had drug and alcohol problems over the past 6 months that would contribute significantly to clinical destabilization;
    7. have unmet major psychosocial needs (including homelessness and marked poverty), and;
    8. are experiencing a serious medical illness that is unstable and that contributes to instability of mental illness.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00260013

Canada, Ontario
St. Joseph's Care Group Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, P7B 5G4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lawson Health Research Institute
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
St. Joseph's Health Care London
St. Joseph's Care Group
Principal Investigator: David RS Haslam, MSc MD FRCPC St. Joseph's Health Care London
Principal Investigator: John M Haggarty, BSc MD FRCPC St. Joseph's Care Group

Responsible Party: Dr. David S. Haslam, Lawson Health Research Institute Identifier: NCT00260013     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R-04-093
G03-05687 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Government of Ontario G03-05687 )
10349E ( Other Identifier: University of Western Ontario Research Ethics Board )
First Posted: December 1, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2010
Last Verified: March 2010

Keywords provided by Lawson Health Research Institute:
chronic mental illness

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