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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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND The results of one randomised control trial testing a psychological rehabilitation programme aimed at information processing strategies showed improvements in cognition post-treatment. AIMS To determine whether there are concomitant brain activation changes as a result of engaging in cognitive remediation therapy (CRT). METHOD Three groups(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain patients' views on the benefits of and possible memory loss from electroconvulsive therapy. DESIGN Descriptive systematic review. DATA SOURCES Psychinfo, Medline, Web of Science, and Social Science Citation Index databases, and bibliographies. STUDY SELECTION Articles with patients' views after treatment with electroconvulsive(More)
  • T Wykes, E Sturt
  • 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)
BACKGROUND This paper investigates the durability of the effects of cognitive remediation therapy (CRT). In a randomised control trial, CRT was compared with a control therapy (intensive occupational therapy activities), matched for length of therapist contact. The main three cognitive outcomes, (i) number of categories achieved on the Wisconsin Card Sort(More)
BACKGROUND Continuity of care is considered by patients and clinicians an essential feature of good quality care in long-term disorders, yet there is general agreement that it is a complex concept. Most policies emphasize it and encourage systems to promote it. Despite this, there is no accepted definition or measure against which to test policies or(More)