Patient satisfaction with treatment in first-episode psychosis

Ulrik Haahr*, Erik Simonsen, Jan Ivar Røssberg, Jan Olav Johannessen, T. K. Larsen, Ingrid Melle, Stein Opjordsmoen, Bjorn Rishovd Rund, Per Vaglum, Svein Friis, Thomas McGlashan

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Purpose: To examine first-episode psychotic patients' satisfaction with elements of a comprehensive 2-year treatment program. Subjects and method: The TIPS (Early Treatment and Intervention in Psychosis) project provided a 2-year treatment program consisting of milieu therapy (inpatient), individual psychotherapy, family intervention and medication. Of 140 patients at baseline, 112 were included at 2-year follow-up. Eighty-four participants were interviewed using a questionnaire eliciting levels of satisfaction with different treatment elements at two of the four sites. Results: Participants and non-participants did not differ on demographic or clinical data at baseline. Of those participating, 75% were satisfied with treatment in general. Individual and milieu therapy received higher rating than medication or family intervention. No predictors of general satisfaction with treatment were found, but continuously psychotic patients were the least satisfied with medication treatment. Discussion: As in most patient satisfaction studies within mental health treatment networks, there was high level of general satisfaction with the total package of treatment but considerable variation in satisfaction for specific interventions. In this sample of first-episode psychosis patients, there was general satisfaction with treatments based on one-to-one relationships while multi-family group intervention was consistently valued less enthusiastically.

Sider (fra-til)329-335
Antal sider7
TidsskriftNordic Journal of Psychiatry
Udgave nummer5
StatusUdgivet - 1 okt. 2012


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