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Randomized controlled trial of teaching practice nurses to carry out structured assessments of patients receiving depot antipsychotic injections.

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BACKGROUND: A third of patients with schizophrenia are out of contact with secondary services. Many of these patients receive maintenance medication as depot antipsychotics from practice nurses, most of whom have negligible training in mental health. AIM: To examine the impact of a structured assessment on the process of care and clinical status of schizophrenia patients by practice nurses who received a one-day training course. METHOD: All identified patients were randomly allocated to struc...

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Garland, C More by this author
Kendrick, T More by this author
Chisholm, B More by this author
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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
48
Issue:
437
Pages:
1845-1848
Publication date:
1998-12-05
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:764802d0-81fd-45ed-9c90-015730c379a9
Source identifiers:
176815
Local pid:
pubs:176815

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