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BACKGROUND People with severe mental illness often have a complex mixture of clinical and social needs. The Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN) is a new instrument which has been designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of these needs. There are two versions of the instrument: the clinical version has been designed to be used by staff to plan(More)
OBJECTIVE Cognitive remediation therapy for schizophrenia was developed to treat cognitive problems that affect functioning, but the treatment effects may depend on the type of trial methodology adopted. The present meta-analysis will determine the effects of treatment and whether study method or potential moderators influence the estimates. METHOD(More)
BACKGROUND Guidance in the United States and United Kingdom has included cognitive behavior therapy for psychosis (CBTp) as a preferred therapy. But recent advances have widened the CBTp targets to other symptoms and have different methods of provision, eg, in groups. AIM To explore the effect sizes of current CBTp trials including targeted and(More)
  • T Wykes, E Sturt
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
  • 1986
This paper describes the standard version of the MRC Social Performance Schedule, which covers 21 behaviour areas such as hygiene, initiating conversations, etc. and was designed to be used with long-stay populations, within a hospital or the community. Data on the schedule's consistency over raters, informants, time, and situation showed that the(More)
Approaches to cognitive remediation have differed across studies. Most of the larger studies have concentrated on group treatments designed without the benefit of recent laboratory-based studies. The current study describes a randomized trial of an intensive cognitive remediation program involving individual daily sessions of 1 hour for up to 3 months. It(More)
Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling disorder with considerable psychological, social and economic costs. Over the last 15 years there has been a significant development in the use of cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis (CBTp) in the treatment of schizophrenia, with 20 randomised controlled trials having been published. The majority of this work(More)
People with schizophrenia frequently have significant problems in community functioning. Progress in developing effective interventions to ameliorate these problems has been slowed by the absence of reliable and valid measures that are suitable for use in clinical trials. The National Institute of Mental Health convened a workgroup in September 2005 to(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive difficulties are prevalent in people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and are associated with poor long-term functioning. AIMS To evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive remediation therapy on cognitive difficulties experienced by people with schizophrenia. METHOD Participants with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, a social behaviour(More)
Continuity of care is considered by patients and clinicians as an essential feature of good quality care in long-term disorders, yet there is general agreement that it is a complex concept and the lack of clarity in its conceptualisation and operationalisation has been linked to a deficit of user involvement. In this paper we utilise the concept of the(More)
Non-compliance with antipsychotic medication is observed in around 50% of people with schizophrenia and is a major preventable cause of psychiatric morbidity. A number of factors influence patient's decisions about taking medication and include awareness of illness, beliefs about treatment and side-effects of medication. A variety of interventions targeted(More)