The efficacy of a psychiatric halfway house: a study of hospital recidivism and global outcome measure

  title={The efficacy of a psychiatric halfway house: a study of hospital recidivism and global outcome measure},
  author={Grigoris Vaslamatzis and Klea Katsouyanni and Marios Markidis},
  journal={European Psychiatry},
  pages={94 - 97}
Residencia diurna: una alternativa clínica para pacientes abusadores/adictos a psicotrópicos
Facing the diversity of soliciting populations for services and the complexity accused by the proliferation of new patterns of consumption, the establishment of programs that promise feasible results, needs to be consolidated by firm steps in the handling and use of skills that support and assure the therapeutic and rehabilitation process.
Mental health supported accommodation services: a systematic review of mental health and psychosocial outcomes
The most robust evidence supports the effectiveness of the permanent supported accommodation model for homeless SMI in generating improvements in housing retention and stability, and appropriate use of clinical services over time, and for other forms of supported accommodation for deinstitutionalised populations in reducing hospitalisation rates and improving appropriate service use.
What Works? Toward a New Classification System for Mental Health Supported Accommodation Services: The Simple Taxonomy for Supported Accommodation (STAX-SA)
The STAX-SA is an effective tool for classifying supported accommodation models and represents a promising approach to synthesizing the extant effectiveness literature, and the authors recommend the development of reporting guidelines for future supported accommodation publications to facilitate comparison between models.


Short‐term social prognosis of schizophrenia
The authors express the view that awareness of the parameters influencing short‐term social outcome might contribute to a more efficient management of schizophrenic patients.
[Transitional hostels as an alternative to returning the psychiatric patient to his family (author's transl)].
The article describes some of the prerequisites necessary for deciding whether a psychiatric patient can be returned to his family after inpatient treatment or whether further rehabilitation is
A new unit for long-stay psychiatric patients: organization, attitudes and quality of care
The findings suggest that the unit is relatively resident-orientated in its management practices and that the staff are similarly orientated in their attitudes, which may have an impact on residents' functioning.
Demographic and clinical characteristics as predictors of readmission: a one-year follow-up.
This investigation uses stepwise multiple regression analysis to identify three variables as the optimal set of predictors for readmission within 1 year of discharge: past history of suicidal behavior, subjective report of depression upon admission, and number of prior psychiatric hospitalizations.
Residential care and social behaviour: a study of rehabilitation needs
Two groups of residents of a large residential care facility were found to differ significantly with respect to their interpersonal activity, social contact, conversation skill, employment, and participation in community rehabilitation programmes.
The discharged psychiatric patient: a review of social, social-psychological, and psychiatric correlates of outcome.
It is suggested that little theoretical or methodological progress has been made in identifying the factors that are conductive to the adjustment of discharged patients on their return to the community.
Overview: maintenance therapy in psychiatry: I. Schizophrenia.
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    The American journal of psychiatry
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This overview of the literature on prophylactic treatment of schizophrenia with maintenance antipsychotic drugs and affective disorders with lithium and tricyclics finds these drugs provide the potential for truly preventive psychiatry.
Recent developments in the care, treatment, and rehabilitation of the chronic mentally ill in Greece.
A case report illustrates the care provided at Greece's first community mental health center, established in 1979 in Athens, and the development of decentralized mental health services has been scheduled by the National Health System.
Family psychoeducation, social skills training, and maintenance chemotherapy in the aftercare treatment of schizophrenia. I. One-year effects of a controlled study on relapse and expressed emotion.
Two disorder-relevant treatments were developed: a patient-centered behavioral treatment and a psychoeducational family treatment among schizophrenic patients receiving maintenance neuroleptic treatment.
Comprehensive textbook of psychiatry/III
This CD-ROM provides instant access to the complete text of its parent volume, including tables and references, and contains all the information found in Ayd's "Lexicon of Psychiatry", which can be searched separately or integrated with CTPIV.