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Effects of a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
St. Olavs Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00184119
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: March 10, 2017
Last verified: March 2017

September 9, 2005
March 10, 2017
October 2001
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Length of stay in Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
  • Symptoms of psychopathology [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
    assessed by Broset Violence Checklist (BVC), a six-item observer-rated scale scoring behaviours. Higher scores predict imminent violence in psychiatric inpatients
  • Violent or threatening incidents [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
    recorded with the Staff Observation Aggression Scale-Revised (SOAS-R),
  • Length of stay in PICU.
  • Effect of treatment (PANSS).
  • Violent or threatening incidents (SOAS-R).
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Therapeutic steps and nurses' interventions [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
coded daily on a 23-item checklist
Therapeutic steps and nurses' interventions daily.
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
Effects of a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
Effects of a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit in an Acute Psychiatric Department.
The purpose of the study is to compare the effects of using or not using a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in an acute psychiatric department.

The main aim of the study is to compare the effects of using or not using a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in an acute psychiatric department.The acute ward of Østmarka psychiatric department, St. Olavs Hospital has a PICU separated from the rest of the ward. The PICU is separated with a locked door. Under two different conditions at different times all patients evaluated to be in need of PICU were admitted to the PICU. In the first condition the doors inside the PICU and between the rest of the acute ward and PICU were closed or locked. In the second condition the doors inside the PICU and the door between the PICU and the rest of the acute ward were either removed or held permanently open. In the second condition the patients thus were admitted to a PICU unit not using PICU principles.

The patients were evaluated with different rating scales at admittance, day three and at discharge from PICU.

Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Mental Disorders
  • Procedure: Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Procedure: Care in whole acute unit
    psychiatric acute care as usual
  • Experimental: Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
    Intervention: Procedure: Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Active Comparator: Whole acute unit
    Intervention: Procedure: Care in whole acute unit

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
118
June 2010
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted to Østmarka psychiatric department, St. Olavs Hospital in need of a PICU.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with dementia or mental retardation to an extensive degree.
  • Patients not speaking Norwegian or English.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
No
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Norway
 
 
NCT00184119
AEV-01
No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
No
Not Provided
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
St. Olavs Hospital
Study Chair: Olav M Linaker, Professor Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
March 2017

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