Service variation in baseline variables and prediction of risk in a randomised controlled trial of psychological treatment in repeated parasuicide: the POPMACT Study.

@article{Tyrer2003ServiceVI,
  title={Service variation in baseline variables and prediction of risk in a randomised controlled trial of psychological treatment in repeated parasuicide: the POPMACT Study.},
  author={Peter Tyrer and Vanessa Jones and Simon Thompson and J. L. Catal{\'a}n and Ulrike Schmidt and Kate Davidson and Martin Knapp and Obioha C Ukoumunne},
  journal={The International journal of social psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={58-69}
}
The treatment protocol and baseline characteristics of 480 subjects with a history of repeated parasuicide recruited in five centres to a randomised therapeutic trial of manual assisted cognitive-behaviour therapy (MACT) and treatment as usual (TAU) are described. Most patients had significant anxiety and depressive disturbance with 42% having a personality disorder. Variation in service policies influenced recruitment, with earlier assessment centres seeing people with more frequent episodes… CONTINUE READING

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