P Vaitl

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The efficacy of a token economy system was assessed in a study involving 76 chronic schizophrenics who were inpatients during a treatment period of four years. The interrelations between therapeutic success on the one hand, and socio-economic as well as course of disease-related factors on the other were studied, including psychopathology and the efficacy(More)
In a retrospective study 80 inpatients (Sociotherapy, Therapeutic Community) were compared to 160 outpatients (80 patient Day Clinic, 80 patients Night Clinic). With a mean treatment duration of 4-5 1/2 month a significant decrease was found for each group in the frequency and duration of further hospital admissions after end of therapy. Day and Night(More)
The authors evaluated in a retrospective study the sociodemographic and sickness course specific data of 48 patients who had been discharged from inpatient psychiatric treatment to an outpatient residential community. Whereas in 50% of the patients after an average time in the community of 1 1/2 years it is usually possible for them to move into a home of(More)
In a controlled study, the cognitive functions measured by different association tests in a group of 40 schizophrenic inpatients (ICD 295.1+.3+.6) were compared to those of a control group that was matched according to age, sex and IQ. The results indicate that the basic cognitive functions of schizophrenic patients do not differ significantly from those of(More)
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