Family Study in Schizophrenia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2008 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Sheba Medical Center Identifier:
First received: January 4, 2007
Last updated: February 13, 2008
Last verified: February 2008

Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness which is considered to have, among other, a genetic etiology. One of the most efficient tools in genetic-psychiatry is the investigation of multiplex families.

The current study will identify patients of multiplex families and to map their family connections and the presence of mental illnesses among family members.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Sheba Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: March 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Schizophrenia
  2. Multiplex family
  3. Able to understand and sign the informed concent form.
  4. Hebrew speaker
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00418912

Contact: Raz Gross, MD 972-3-5303962
Contact: Michael Bunzel, MD 972-3-530

Psychiatric unit, Sheba Medical Center Recruiting
Tel Hashomer, Israel, 52621
Contact: Michael Bunzel, MD   
Principal Investigator: Michael Bunzel, MD         
Seba Medical Center Recruiting
Tel Hashomer, Israel
Contact: Michael Bunzel, MD         
Principal Investigator: Michaael Bunzel, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Raz Gross, MD Mental Health Epidemiology & Psychosocial Aspects of Illness, The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer , Israel
Study Director: Michael Bunzel, MD Psychiatric Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
  More Information

Responsible Party: Raz Gross, Head, Mental Health Epidemiology, The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology Identifier: NCT00418912     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-06-4329-RG-CTIL 
Study First Received: January 4, 2007
Last Updated: February 13, 2008
Health Authority: Israel: Israeli Health Ministry Pharmaceutical Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders processed this record on May 23, 2016