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Behavioural Family Management in Schizophrenia: Outcome of a Clinic-Based Intervention

  • Eugenia T. Randolph (a1), Spencer Eth (a2), Shirley M. Glynn (a3), George G. Paz (a4), Gregory B. Leong (a4), Andrew L. Shaner (a5), Angus Strachan (a6), Walter Van Vort (a4), Javier I. Escobar (a7) and Robert P. Liberman (a8)...

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To test further the highly successful outcomes of a controlled study of in-home behavioural family management (BFM) for schizophrenic patients, a clinic-based version of this intervention was compared with customary care alone for 41 schizophrenic patients in a Veterans Administration (VA) mental health clinic. Monthly Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) ratings, conducted by clinic psychiatrists who were ‘blind’ to the patients' assignment, revealed that 3 (14%) patients who received behavioural family management as well as customary care, as compared with 11 (55%) patients who received customary care alone, had symptomatic exacerbations during the first year of treatment.

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  • Eugenia T. Randolph (a1), Spencer Eth (a2), Shirley M. Glynn (a3), George G. Paz (a4), Gregory B. Leong (a4), Andrew L. Shaner (a5), Angus Strachan (a6), Walter Van Vort (a4), Javier I. Escobar (a7) and Robert P. Liberman (a8)...

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Behavioural Family Management in Schizophrenia: Outcome of a Clinic-Based Intervention

  • Eugenia T. Randolph (a1), Spencer Eth (a2), Shirley M. Glynn (a3), George G. Paz (a4), Gregory B. Leong (a4), Andrew L. Shaner (a5), Angus Strachan (a6), Walter Van Vort (a4), Javier I. Escobar (a7) and Robert P. Liberman (a8)...
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