First Episode Psychosis and Pathway to Care in Nordland

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Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 18, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nordlandssykehuset HF

Brief Summary:
First episode psychosis patients often experiences treatment delay. This reduces their prospects for recovery and makes unnecessary burdens for them and their carers. A better understanding of help seeking intentions is required, and has not been explored in a county like Nordland, Norway, with long distances and challenging access to health services. The purpose of this study is to explore the process of help seeking, including how patients and their careers discover and understand the psychotic symptoms. Research exploring the impact on families mainly focuses on parents` experiences, and there are less studies focusing on experiences and needs of siblings. This study will therefore explore siblings` experiences separate from their parents. Methods will be qualitative interviews with patients, their carers and siblings. Analysis will be influenced by Grounded theory.

Condition or disease
First Episode Psychosis

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Patients and Carers Experiences With First Episode Psychosis and Pathway to Care in Nordland: A Qualitative Study
Study Start Date : January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient experience [ Time Frame: up to 100 weeks ]
  2. Carers experiences [ Time Frame: up to 100 weeks ]
  3. Siblings experiences [ Time Frame: up to 100 weeks ]
  4. Pathway to care [ Time Frame: up to 100 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 35 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients experiencing first and multiple episode psychosis carers siblings

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 16-35,
  • understand and speak Norwegian
  • able to give consent
  • no learning disabilities

Exclusion Criteria:

Responsible Party: Nordlandssykehuset HF Identifier: NCT01753284     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012/1650(REK)
First Posted: December 20, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 18, 2018
Last Verified: April 2018

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