Evaluation of a community-based rehabilitation model for chronic schizophrenia in rural India.

@article{Chatterjee2003EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a community-based rehabilitation model for chronic schizophrenia in rural India.},
  author={Sudipto Chatterjee and Vikram Patel and Achira Chatterjee and Helen A Weiss},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2003},
  volume={182},
  pages={
          57-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND There are no community services for the majority of the estimated 10 million persons with schizophrenia in India. Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) is a model of care which has been widely used for physical disabilities in resource-poor settings. AIMS To compare CBR with out-patient care (OPC) for schizophrenia in a resource-poor setting in India. METHOD A longitudinal study of outcome in patients with chronic schizophrenia contrasted CBR with OPC. Outcome measures were… CONTINUE READING

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