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The Compliance Project Concerning People With Schizophrenia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Ministry of the Interior and Health, Denmark Identifier:
First received: July 6, 2007
Last updated: June 23, 2011
Last verified: July 2007
The purpose of this study is to determine whether individual and/ or system orientated interventions can help the problem of people with schizophrenia dropping out of their drug treatment

Condition Intervention
Schizophrenia Behavioral: motivational interviewing Other: The System-Orientated Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Individual Versus System Orientated Interventions in Handling Drug Related Problems in People With Schizophrenia

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Further study details as provided by Ministry of the Interior and Health, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • compliance assessed on a compliance-scale [ Time Frame: follow-up time 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • assessment on a variety of scales concerning subjective well-being, GAF, PANSS-remission,CGI, side-effects. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: motivational interviewing Behavioral: motivational interviewing
An individual intervention building on the "Motivational Interviewing" by Miller and Rollnick. Several studies has proved effectiveness of this therapy form in improving drug compliance. Patients will be offered individual motivational therapy
Other Name: compliance therapy
Experimental: The System Orientated Intervention Other: The System-Orientated Intervention
Principles in this intervention come from "Clinical Risk Managing" and quality assurance. It focuses on daily problems in drug handling, including dropping out of drug therapy, by looking at the system as a whole.Some cases, where patients dropped out of drug therapy will be carefully analysed in order to identify week points in the system, and subsequently alter the instructions for drug therapy, information, reminders and so on.
Other Name: Clinical Risk Managing in Handling Compliance Problems

Detailed Description:

50% of people with schizophrenia do not take the prescribed medication leading to repeating relapses with loss of social and cognitive skills.

The individual intervention is based on "Motivational Interviewing" by Miller and "Concordance Strategies" by R. Gray.It is a cognitive behavioral therapy.

The system orientated intervention is building on principles from quality assurance and clinical risk managing. It seeks to improve the quality in the medical treatment by use of standards, monitoring, audit and root cause analysis,and thereby trying to find weak points in the system and subsequently improve the common practice.


Ages Eligible for Study:   23 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnoses of schizophrenia or schizoaffective psychosis
  • 23 years or more
  • Ethnic dane
  • Living in the city of Odense.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not subject to legal action
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00497848

Department of psychiatry, Odense University Hospital
Odense, Denmark, 5000 C
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ministry of the Interior and Health, Denmark
Study Director: Bent Nielsen, Ph. D. University of Southern Denmark
  More Information

Responsible Party: MD, PhD Bent Nielsen, Department of Psychiatry, Odense, Denmark Identifier: NCT00497848     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MIH, Denmark
Study First Received: July 6, 2007
Last Updated: June 23, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on August 21, 2017