Wilhelm Peter Hornung

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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE This paper aims at assessing the vocational integration attained after a 3-year period by psychiatric patients who participated in different vocational rehabilitation programmes. METHOD In the north-western German region of Westphalia-Lippe a naturalistic follow-up study was carried out on 471 patients from three different types of vocational(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)
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)
This prospective study examines the influence of familial loading on the course of schizophrenic illness and the extent to which this is modifiable by psychoeducational training as a form of psychotherapy. 182 schizophrenic patients enrolled in the study were allocated at random into four different treatment groups and one control group. 40% of the patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a psychoeducational training, compliance, medication management, and illness-related attitudes were assessed among schizophrenic outpatients. METHODS Study patients who attended at least 70% of 10 psychoeducational sessions (n = 74) and the 57 patients of the control group were reexamined 2 years after the end of(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)