Behavioural family management in schizophrenia. Outcome of a clinic-based intervention

E. T. Randolph, S. Eth, S. M. Glynn, G. G. Paz, G. B. Leong, A. L. Shaner, A. Strachan, W. Van Vort, J. I. Escobar, R. P. Liberman

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Abstract

To test further the highly successful outcomes of a controlled study of in-home behavioural family management (BFM) for schizophrenic patients, a clinic-based version of this intervention was compared with customary care alone for 41 schizophrenic patients in a Veterans Administration (VA) mental health clinic. Monthly Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) ratings, conducted by clinic psychiatrists who were 'blind' to the patients' assignment, revealed that 3 (14%) patients who received behavioural family management as well as customary care, as compared with 11 (55%) patients who received customary care alone, had symptomatic exacerbations during the first year of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-506
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume164
Issue numberAPR.
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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