Wilhelm Peter Hornung

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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 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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
In this study we investigated whether, in conjunction with neuroleptics, a psychoeducational and cognitively oriented treatment for schizophrenic outpatients and their key-persons can improve the course of schizophrenic illness within a 2-year follow-up. This prospective randomized study covered a total of 191 schizophrenic patients (according to DSM-III-R)(More)