Table 66

Clinical review protocol for the review of family intervention.

Electronic databasesDatabases: CINAHL, CENTRAL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO
Date searched01.01.2002 to 30.07.2008
Study designRCT (≥10 participants per arm & ≥6 weeks duration)
Patient populationAdults (18+) with schizophrenia (including schizophrenia related disorders)
Excluded populationsVery late onset schizophrenia (onset after age 60)
Other psychotic disorders, such as bipolar disorder, mania or depressive psychosis
People with coexisting learning difficulties, significant physical or sensory difficulties, or substance misuse.
InterventionsFamily Intervention
ComparatorAny alternative management strategy
Critical OutcomesMortality (suicide)
Global state (Relapse, Rehospitalisation,)
Mental state (total symptoms, depression)
Psychosocial functioning
Family outcomes (including burden)
Quality of Life
Leaving the study early for any reason
Adverse events

From: 8, Psychological therapy and psychosocial interventions in the treatment and management of schizophrenia

Cover of Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia: Core Interventions in the Treatment and Management of Schizophrenia in Primary and Secondary Care (Update) [Internet].
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 82.
National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (UK).
Leicester (UK): British Psychological Society; 2009 Mar.
Copyright © 2009, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health.

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