Collaborative Care for Patients With Severe Personality Disorders: Preliminary Results and Active Ingredients From a Pilot Study (Part I)

Auteurs
Barbara Stringer, Berno van Meijel, Pieter Karman, Bauke Koekkoek, Adriaan Hoogendoorn, A.J.F.M. (Ad) Kerkhof en A.T.F. (Aartjan) Beekman
Lectoraat
Soort object
Artikel
Datum
2014
Samenvatting
PURPOSE: To test if a collaborative care program (CCP) with nurses in a coordinating position is beneficial for patients with severe personality disorders. DESIGN AND METHODS: A pilot study with a comparative multiple case study design using mixed methods investigating active ingredients and preliminary results. FINDINGS: Most patients, their informal caregivers, and nurses value (parts of) the CCP positively; preliminary results show a significant decrease in severity of borderline symptoms. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: With the CCP,we may expand the supply of available treatments for patients with (severe) personality disorders, but a larger randomized controlled trial is warranted to confirmour preliminary results.