The efficacy of a psychiatric halfway house : a study of hospital recidivism and global outcome measure.
The authors investigated the post-halfway house outcome of a sample of 41 former residents of the halfway house of the Department of Psychiatry, Athens University.
Two criteria were used :
Hospital recidivism and global ratings of outcome (which was assessed on the basis of three parameters : rehospitalization, employment and independent living).
Mean duration from the time of departure was 32 months (range : 8-52 months).
Within this period good outcome and non-recidivism were related with compliance to pharmacotherapy.
Most recidivists also had a shorter stay in the halfway house and cases with successful outcome tended to be evaluated higher on the « Behaviour in Halfway House Scale » at the end of the residency.
Mots-clés Pascal : Désinstitutionnalisation, Organisation, Traitement communautaire, Psychiatrie communautaire, Grèce, Europe, Récidive, Trouble psychiatrique, Homme, Alternative hospitalisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Desinstitutionalization, Organization, Community treatment, Community psychiatry, Greece, Europe, Relapse, Mental disorder, Human
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Cote : 97-0230309
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 11/06/1997.