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Improving Health Services for Veterans With Schizophrenia

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00012961
First Posted: March 16, 2001
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2015
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Collaborator:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development
  Purpose
Schizophrenia exacts a high toll on the lives of patients and their families and constitutes a major health care cost. VISN 5 has placed special emphasis on improving care for veterans with severe mental disorders, an effort recently recognized by the VA as a Program of Excellence in the Care of Seriously Mentally Ill Veterans.

Condition
Schizophrenia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Improving Health Services for Veterans With Schizophrenia

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Completion Date: March 2003

Detailed Description:

Background:

Schizophrenia exacts a high toll on the lives of patients and their families and constitutes a major health care cost. VISN 5 has placed special emphasis on improving care for veterans with severe mental disorders, an effort recently recognized by the VA as a Program of Excellence in the Care of Seriously Mentally Ill Veterans.

Objectives:

This study is implementing a set of promising QOC methods for assessing QOC for schizophrenia in routine settings, using the evidence-based treatment recommendations developed under the AHCPR/NIMH-sponsored Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT).

Methods:

A random sample of 350 persons with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder is being drawn from the VISN 5 sites. Patients must have more than one outpatient contact during the preceding six months. Each subject will participate in two one-hour interviews, one at baseline and another six months later. An informant, psychiatrist, therapist, etc. will also be interviewed to help validate participant response.

Status:

Project work is ongoing.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients must be adults currently in treatment for an Axis I schizophrenia spectrum disorder (DSM295) at VA.

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00012961


Locations
United States, Maryland
Baltimore VA Medical Center VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alan S. Bellack, PhD Baltimore VA Medical Center VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, MD
  More Information

Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00012961     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VCR 99-012
First Submitted: March 14, 2001
First Posted: March 16, 2001
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2015
Last Verified: January 2005

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