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

B. Stringer, B.K.G. van Meijel, P. Karman, B. Koekkoek, A.W. Hoogendoorn, A.J.F.M. Kerkhof, A.T.F. Beekman

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-189
Number of pages10
JournalPerspectives in psychiatric care
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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