Wilhelm Peter Hornung

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Psychoeducational medication management training (PMT), cognitive psychotherapy (CP) and key-person counselling (KC) were carried out in various combinations in this randomized, controlled intervention study of schizophrenic out-patients (according to DSM-III-R). Special design characteristics of the study were a control group consisting of non-specifically(More)
As neuroleptic therapy alone still fails to other effective relapse prevention in schizophrenic patients, psychoeducational therapeutic approaches have been developed as an additional aid for patients and their families. This article details the central characteristics of these approaches. A psychoeducational group program for schizophrenic outpatients, the(More)
The study examines long-term effects on rehospitalization rates of a psychoeducationally and cognitive-behaviorally oriented intervention for schizophrenic outpatients and their key-persons. 191 patients and their key-persons were allocated by random into four different treatment groups and one control group. Five years after completion of treatment 126(More)
This study considers the question of whether relapse rates among schizophrenic patients can be reduced by means of relatives' groups. In a randomized, controlled intervention study, two therapeutic strategies (therapeutic relatives' groups, initiated relatives' self-help groups) were compared with each other and with a control group. Interventions were(More)
Psychoeducational interventions for schizophrenic outpatients and their key-persons have shown impressive long-term effects on the course of illness. Psychoeducation is suggested to be offered as early as possible to be most effective. This prospective randomized study examines the influence of pre-therapy duration of illness on the effects of a(More)
In a prospective, randomized clinical trial cognitive characteristics of schizophrenic patients were examined as predictors of the efficacy of a psychoeducational psychotherapeutic intervention. The aim of this study was to select adequate cognitive predictors. The reduction of the selected cognitive deficits by means of a psychoeducational psychotherapy(More)
There is increasing evidence of the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in schizophrenic patients. However, little research has been done on differential therapy effects. In a prospective, randomized clinical trial we carried out psychoeducational medication management training, cognitive psychotherapy, and key-person counseling. The(More)
Within a controlled prospective intervention study, schizophrenic outpatients randomly assigned to four treatment groups and one control group were assessed with regard to collaboration with drug treatment. In total, 39.3% of 84 regular attenders of the psychoeducational training programme and 26.6% of 64 control patients reported having persuaded their(More)
This study examines the correlation between development of expressed emotion (EE) in relatives and course of illness of 99 DSM-III schizophrenic patients. Patients whose relatives were high EE at baseline and at the 2nd CFI approximately 20 months later had a poor prognosis at the very outset of the study and an unfavourable course of illness. They had a(More)
This study addresses the questions if and for which patients expressed emotion (EE) has a predictive validity in an 8 year follow-up study and if this is dependent on the residential form, especially on patients and relatives living together. Eight years after a baseline examination (Camberwell Family Interviews [CFI], global assessment scale [GAS], symptom(More)