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Mental Health Care Provision for Adults With Intellectual Disability and a Mental Disorder (MEMENTA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01695395
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Quality of mental health services provision for adults with intellectual disability and comorbid mental disorder is considered inadequate and therefore in need of further improvement. However, empirical findings on this topic are rather scarce. The MEMENTA-study therefore aims to compare mild and moderate intellectual disabled adults with a comorbid mental disorder to mild and moderate intellectual disabled adults who do not have a comorbid mental disorder with respect to clinical parameters. The MEMENTA-study is an observational, epidemiological, cross-sectional study. A representative sample of the target population is realised by the assessment of approximately n=600 intellectual disabled adults working at specialized facilities (sheltered workshops). A cluster sampling with probability proportional to institution and size (n of overall employed persons) will be followed by a simple random sampling of persons of these clustered facilities. A number of parameters such as severity of mental health impairment, needs for care, quality of life (QoL), caregiver burden, health services utilization, and costs for care will be assessed by using a set of well-established standardised instruments. Quality of mental health care will be assessed and examined by open questions to intellectual disabled adults with a comorbid mental disorder as well as informal caregivers and staff of caring institutions.

Condition or disease
Mental Disorder Intellectual Disability

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 371 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Mental Health Care Provision for Adults With Mental Retardation and a Psychiatric Diagnosis
Study Start Date : February 2012
Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Study Completion Date : July 2014

Groups and Cohorts

Intellectual disabled adults without a mental disorder
Intellectual disabled adults with a mental disorder

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mental Health status [ Time Frame: baseline ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The study population are adults with mild or moderate intellectual disability.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • mild or moderate intellectual disability
  • adults aged between 18-65 years
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01695395

Psychiatric Health Service Research Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital
Dresden, Saxony, Germany, 01219
Central Institute of Mental Health
Mannheim, Germany, 68159
Mental Health Services RU, Department of Psychiatry II, Ulm University
Ulm, Germany, 89073
Sponsors and Collaborators
Technische Universität Dresden
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Principal Investigator: Matthias Schützwohl, PD Dr. TU Dresden
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. Matthias Schützwohl, PD, Technische Universität Dresden
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01695395     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BMBF-01GY1134
First Posted: September 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2015
Last Verified: February 2015

Keywords provided by Dr. Matthias Schützwohl, Technische Universität Dresden:
intellectual disability
mental disorder
dual diagnosis
needs assessment
quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Intellectual Disability
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Neurodevelopmental Disorders