Effects of Motive-Oriented Therapeutic Relationship in the Early-Phase Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (MOTR)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01896024|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 11, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2014
The present research aims at examining the effectiveness of a specific set of therapist relational interventions and attitudes, called the Motive-Oriented Therapeutic Relationship (MOTR), based on Plan Analysis (Caspar, 2007) in the early-phase treatment of patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
The investigators intend to include N = 80 outpatients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, consulting at the Outpatient Personality Disorder Program of the Karl Jaspers Clinical Unit, in collaboration with the Institute of Psychotherapy, at the Department of Psychiatry-CHUV, University of Lausanne and in collaboration with the University of Berne, Switzerland. Patients are assigned by chance to two treatment conditions 1) Control condition (General Psychiatric Management; Gunderson & Links, 2008) and 2) MOTR-condition. The investigators hypothesize better results in the MOTR-condition, as compared to the control condition in terms of symptom reduction pre-post.
The conduct of the study represents a significant contribution to the understanding and enhancement of relationship aspects in the treatment of patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder which may be of potential benefit for these patients.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Borderline Personality Disorder||Behavioral: Psychiatric Management Behavioral: Motive-oriented therapeutic relationship/Plan Analysis||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||85 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Study Start Date :||June 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2014|
Active Comparator: General Psychiatric Management (GPM; Gunderson & Links, 2008)
psychodynamic-psychiatric treatment for borderline personality disorder
Behavioral: Psychiatric Management
Experimental: GPM plus Motive-Oriented Therapeutic Relationship
use of Plan Analysis and Motive-oriented therapeutic relationship, as add-on variable to GPM
Behavioral: Psychiatric Management
Behavioral: Motive-oriented therapeutic relationship/Plan Analysis
- Outcome Questionnaire -45.2 (Lambert et al., 2004) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]pre- post- intervention in a randomized controlle trial; measure of symptom reduction over 3 months
- Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (Horowitz et al., 1988) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Measure of interpersonal problems after 3 months of therapy
- Borderline Symptom List (Bohus, 2009) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Symptom reduction of borderline symptoms over 3 months of treatment
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|Department of Psychiatry-CHUV, University of Lausanne|
|Lausanne, VD, Switzerland, 1004|