Cognitive - Behavioral Therapy

This study has been completed.
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VA Office of Research and Development Identifier:
First received: July 3, 2001
Last updated: January 5, 2009
Last verified: September 2008

The purpose of this study is to determine if Cognitive - Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST) improves functioning in older patients with schizophrenia.

Condition Phase
Schizoaffective Disorder
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Official Title: Rehabilitation of Older Patients With Schizophrenia

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

Enrollment: 76
Study Start Date: May 2000
Study Completion Date: April 2005
Primary Completion Date: April 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This is a randomized-control clinical trial. After completion the baseline assessment, subjects will be randomly assigned to either standard pharmacotherapy or SP+CBSST and will be followed for 18 months. The subjects will be 180 outpatients over the age of 45 with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.


Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients must be 45 years of age or older with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00018629

United States, California
VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92161
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Principal Investigator: Eric L. Granholm, PhD VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Granholm, Eric - Principal Investigator, Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT00018629     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MHBS-043-99S
Study First Received: July 3, 2001
Last Updated: January 5, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features processed this record on October 09, 2015