How Can Rehospitalisations of Patients With Schizophrenia be Avoided? A Comparison Between Different Compliance Programs

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Technische Universität München Identifier:
First received: August 9, 2007
Last updated: August 28, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
Participation in one of the three interventions psychoeducation by professionals, psychoeducation by peer-moderators, or video-education can reduce the rehospitalisation rate of patients with schizophrenia compared to a control group.

Condition Intervention
Schizoaffective Disorder
Other: Psychoeducation by professonals
Other: Psychoeducation by peer-moderators
Other: Video-education
Other: Noneducational video group (control group)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: How Can Rehospitalisations of Patients With Schizophrenia be Avoided? A Comparison Between Different Compliance Programs

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Further study details as provided by Technische Universität München:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rehospitalisation rate

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rehospitalisation days
  • Resulting costs per patient
  • Compliance
  • Knowledge of illness
  • Attitude towards illness
  • Quality of life
  • Satisfaction with treatment
  • Duration of consultation time
  • Dealing with mental illness

Estimated Enrollment: 896
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 2
Psychoeducation by peer-moderators
Other: Psychoeducation by peer-moderators
Experimental: 1
Psychoeducation by professionals
Other: Psychoeducation by professonals
Experimental: 3
Other: Video-education
Placebo Comparator: 4
Control group
Other: Noneducational video group (control group)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 67 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder (ICD-10)
  • Age 18 to 67 years
  • Hospitalised or treated in day care clinic

Exclusion Criteria:

  • More than 12 months of hospitalisation within the last two years
  • Substance-dependency (principal diagnosis)
  • Mental retardation ICD-10 Chapter F70-79
  • Fluency of German language not given
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00514423

Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie am Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München
München, Germany, 81675
Sponsors and Collaborators
Technische Universität München
Principal Investigator: Werner Kissling, MD Technische Universität München
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00514423     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01GL0509  ISRCTN19638644 
Study First Received: August 9, 2007
Last Updated: August 28, 2014
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features processed this record on February 04, 2016