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Recovery Guide Intervention for Recurrent Psychiatric Hospitalization

This study has been completed.
Connecticut State, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Eli Lilly and Company
Information provided by:
Yale University Identifier:
First received: November 15, 2006
Last updated: June 10, 2009
Last verified: June 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Recovery Guide support services are effective in promoting recovery and social integration among psychiatrically disabled individuals who experience high rates of inpatient hospitalizations.

Condition Intervention
Schizophrenia Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Disorder Psychotic Depression Behavioral: Recovery Mentor

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Recovery Guide Intervention for Recurrent Psychiatric Hospitalization

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Yale University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of hospitalizations [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Sense of community [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 and 9 months ]
  • Motivation for change [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 and 9 months ]
  • Social functioning [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 abd 9 months ]
  • Hope [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 and 9 months ]
  • Self-determination [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 and 9 months ]
  • Functional status [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 and 9 months ]
  • Treatment relationship [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 and 9 months ]

Enrollment: 71
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: May 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Recovery Mentor: peer-based supportive care
Behavioral: Recovery Mentor
Provided Recovery Mentor services
No Intervention: 0
No Recovery Mentor, services as usual

Detailed Description:

The paradigm shift in mental health treatment from a deficit-and institution- based framework to a recovery and community integration frame necessitates new models of "case management" practices. The Recovery Guide model is just such a model. Beyond theoretical frameworks, the effectiveness of Recovery Guides has not been well studied. It is the intent of this study to conduct a randomized trial examining the effects of Recovery Guides on community tenure and integration. Furthermore, it is the intent of this study to to establish fidelity criteria.

Comparison(s): Recovery Guide services in addition to treatment as usual, compared to treatment as usual.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Currently admitted in the Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital (YNHPH)
  • A history of two or more prior admissions within the past 18 months
  • Proficient in the use of the English language
  • A DSM-IV diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Psychotic Disorder NOS, or Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to give signed, written consent
  • Primary DSM-IV diagnosis of substance abuse/dependence
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00400166

United States, Connecticut
Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06519
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Connecticut State, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Eli Lilly and Company
Principal Investigator: William H Sledge, MD Yale University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: William H. Sledge, M.D.; Director, Yale Psychiatric Hospital; Chair, Yale Department of Psychiatry; George D & Esther S Gross Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00400166     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0607001641
Study First Received: November 15, 2006
Last Updated: June 10, 2009

Keywords provided by Yale University:
Peer support
Psychiatric disability
Mutual support
Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Psychotic Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Bipolar and Related Disorders processed this record on August 22, 2017