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First Episode Psychosis and Pathway to Care in Nordland

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: December 20, 2012
Last Update Posted: September 28, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nordlandssykehuset HF
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.

First Episode Psychosis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: 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

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Further study details as provided by Nordlandssykehuset HF:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient experience [ Time Frame: up to 100 weeks ]
  • Carers experiences [ Time Frame: up to 100 weeks ]
  • Siblings experiences [ Time Frame: up to 100 weeks ]
  • Pathway to care [ Time Frame: up to 100 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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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:

  Contacts and Locations
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  More Information

Responsible Party: Nordlandssykehuset HF
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01753284     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012/1650(REK)
First Submitted: December 17, 2012
First Posted: December 20, 2012
Last Update Posted: September 28, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017

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