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Structured patient-clinician communication and 1-year outcome in community mental healthcare - Cluster randomised controlled trial

Priebe, Stefan; McCabe, Rosemarie; Bullenkamp, Jens; Hansson, Lars LU ; Lauber, Christoph; Martinez-Leal, Rafael; Roessler, Wulf; Salize, Hans; Svensson, Bengt and Torres-Gonzales, Francisco, et al. (2007) In British Journal of Psychiatry 191(5). p.420-426
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Background Patient-clinician communication is central to mental healthcare but neglected in research. Aims To testa new computer-mediated intervention structuring patient-clinician dialogue (DIALOG) focusing on patients' quality of life and needs for care. Method In a cluster randomised controlled trial, 134 key workers in six countries were allocated to DIALOG or treatment as usual; 507 people with schizophrenia or related disorders were included. Every 2 months for I year, clinicians asked patients to rate satisfaction with quality of life and treatment, and request additional or different support. Responses were fed back immediately in screen displays, compared with previous ratings and discussed. Primary outcome was subjective quality... (More)
Background Patient-clinician communication is central to mental healthcare but neglected in research. Aims To testa new computer-mediated intervention structuring patient-clinician dialogue (DIALOG) focusing on patients' quality of life and needs for care. Method In a cluster randomised controlled trial, 134 key workers in six countries were allocated to DIALOG or treatment as usual; 507 people with schizophrenia or related disorders were included. Every 2 months for I year, clinicians asked patients to rate satisfaction with quality of life and treatment, and request additional or different support. Responses were fed back immediately in screen displays, compared with previous ratings and discussed. Primary outcome was subjective quality of life, and secondary outcomes were unmet needs and treatment satisfaction. Results Of 507 patients, 56 were lost to follow-up and 451 were included in intention-to-treat analyses. Patients receiving the DIALOG intervention had better subjective quality of life, fewer unmet needs and higher treatment satisfaction after 12 months. Conclusions Structuring patient clinician dialogue to focus on patients' views positively influenced quality of life, needs for care and treatment satisfaction. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Background Patient-clinician communication is central to mental healthcare but neglected in research. Aims To testa new computer-mediated intervention structuring patient-clinician dialogue (DIALOG) focusing on patients' quality of life and needs for care. Method In a cluster randomised controlled trial, 134 key workers in six countries were allocated to DIALOG or treatment as usual; 507 people with schizophrenia or related disorders were included. Every 2 months for I year, clinicians asked patients to rate satisfaction with quality of life and treatment, and request additional or different support. Responses were fed back immediately in screen displays, compared with previous ratings and discussed. Primary outcome was subjective quality of life, and secondary outcomes were unmet needs and treatment satisfaction. Results Of 507 patients, 56 were lost to follow-up and 451 were included in intention-to-treat analyses. Patients receiving the DIALOG intervention had better subjective quality of life, fewer unmet needs and higher treatment satisfaction after 12 months. Conclusions Structuring patient clinician dialogue to focus on patients' views positively influenced quality of life, needs for care and treatment satisfaction.},
  author       = {Priebe, Stefan and McCabe, Rosemarie and Bullenkamp, Jens and Hansson, Lars and Lauber, Christoph and Martinez-Leal, Rafael and Roessler, Wulf and Salize, Hans and Svensson, Bengt and Torres-Gonzales, Francisco and Van den Brink, Rob and Wiersma, Durk and Wright, Donna J.},
  issn         = {0007-1250},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {420--426},
  publisher    = {Royal College of Psychiatrists},
  series       = {British Journal of Psychiatry},
  title        = {Structured patient-clinician communication and 1-year outcome in community mental healthcare - Cluster randomised controlled trial},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.107.036939},
  volume       = {191},
  year         = {2007},
}