Journal article

Joint crisis plans for people with borderline personality disorder: feasibility and outcomes in a randomised controlled trial

Rohan Borschmann, Barbara Barrett, Jennifer M Hellier, Sarah Byford, Claire Henderson, Diana Rose, Mike Slade, Kim Sutherby, George Szmukler, Graham Thornicroft, Joanna Hogg, Paul Moran

British Journal of Psychiatry | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2013


BACKGROUND: People with borderline personality disorder frequently experience crises. To date, no randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of crisis interventions for this population have been published. AIMS: To examine the feasibility of recruiting and retaining adults with borderline personality disorder to a pilot RCT investigating the potential efficacy and cost-effectiveness of using a joint crisis plan. METHOD: An RCT of joint crisis plans for community-dwelling adults with borderline personality disorder (trial registration: ISRCTN12440268). The primary outcome measure was the occurrence of self-harming behaviour over the 6-month period following randomisation. Secondary outcomes included..

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Awarded by Medical Research Council (MRC)

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Funding Acknowledgements

This trial was supported by a Medical Research Council (MRC) trial platform grant (ID: 85397) in the UK. P.M., G.T. and D.R. are part-funded by the NIHR Specialist Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Kings College London