Journal article

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Transcultural Validation of Group-Based Psychosocial Intervention for Patients with Bipolar Disorder

Chen-Ju Lin, Yu-Hsin Huang, Kuo-Yang Huang, Shu-I Wu, Yi-Hung Chang, Hsiao-Mei Yeh, Chih-Hung Chang, I-Chieh Lin, Hui-Chun Huang, Fang-Ju Sun, Michael Berk, Shen-Ing Liu

Psychiatry Research | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Adjunctive psychosocial interventions are part of the preferred method to treat bipolar disorder (BD). This study aimed to conduct a randomized control and protocol-guided trial, in order to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of adjunctive group-based treatments for Chinese outpatients with BD. A single-blind trial in which 68 outpatients with BD were randomly assigned to either treatment as usual (TAU) or to an experimental group with 12 additional weekly sessions and 3 monthly booster sessions. Participants were assessed at baseline for mood condition, suicidal ideation, medication adherence, and quality of life (QoL), with follow-up assessments every 3 months over a 1-year period...

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