Marco Chiappelli

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AIMS The Outcome Questionnaire (OQ-45.2; Lambert et al., 2004) was designed to measure important areas of functioning (symptoms, interpersonal problems and social role functioning) that are of central interest in mental health. The cross-cultural validity of the OQ-45.2 in the Italian population has been examined by comparing the psychometric properties and(More)
In this article, the authors study the factorial structure of the Italian translation of the Outcome Questionnaire 45 (OQ-45) in a sample of college students (n = 522) and psychiatric outpatients (n = 301). The relative goodness of fit of six competing models of the OQ-45 was examined using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Specifically, the study(More)
AIMS To obtain a new, well-balanced mental health funding system, through the creation of (i) a list of psychiatric interventions provided by Italian Community-based Psychiatric Services (CPS), and associated costs; (ii) a new prospective funding system for patients with a high use of resources, based on packages of care. METHODS Five Italian(More)
AIMS To investigate the prevalence of psychotherapy intervention in five Italian Centres for Mental Health. Analysing sociodemographic characteristics, geographical differences, frequencies of psychotherapy interventions, and the costs of these interventions. METHODS Five Italian Community-based Psychiatric Services collected data from 1250 patients(More)
AIM To develop predictive models to allocate patients into frequent and low service users groups within the Italian Community-based Mental Health Services (CMHSs). To allocate frequent users to different packages of care, identifying the costs of these packages. METHODS Socio-demographic and clinical data and GAF scores at baseline were collected for 1250(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure satisfaction with Community Mental Health Service (CSM) in patients and to check if it will be associated with some selected demographic and service variables. DESIGN This study compares data from satisfaction scale administration in patients who attended CSM at least once every two months during 1998 and services that them have(More)
OBJECTIVE This research concerns those patients who most attend the community Mental Health Centre (CSM), hereby called "everyday patients". According to a previous research (Pileggi et al., 1992) a sample of patients mostly attending the Centre had been pointed out. Basing on the number of attendances, it emerged that some of those patients (57) had been(More)
AIMS Taking the scientific literature on psychotherapy as a starting point, the paper suggests a few remarks for the debate over psychological treatments in the mental health services in Italy. METHODS A survey of reviews and papers on process and outcome of psychological treatments and on psychotherapeutic practice in mental health services. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to show, trough the calculation of the direct costs of supports and treatments actually provided by a NHS Mental Health Department, the presence of associations between four diagnostic groups (schizophrenia, affective psychosis, paranoia and neurotic disorders) and their overall and items (community care, rehabilitation(More)
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