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
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...View full abstract
Awarded by Mackay Memorial Hospital
Financial support for this work was grants from Mackay Memorial Hospital (MMH Study ID Numbers: MMH-I-S-662).