Patient satisfaction with random assignment to extended early intervention for psychosis vs regular care: Relationship with service engagement.
|Title||Patient satisfaction with random assignment to extended early intervention for psychosis vs regular care: Relationship with service engagement.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Iyer SN, Mustafa SS, Abadi S, Joober R, Abdel-Baki A, Jarvis E, Latimer E, Margolese HC, Casacalenda N, Schmitz N, Brown TG, Malla A|
|Journal||Early Interv Psychiatry|
|Date Published||2020 Jun 22|
AIM: We investigated whether individuals varied in their satisfaction with being randomized to an extension of early intervention (EI) for psychosis or regular care after 2 years of EI, and whether satisfaction was associated with service engagement 3 years later.METHODS: Following randomization, patients (N = 220) indicated if they were happy with, unhappy or indifferent to their group assignment. Follow-up with service providers was recorded monthly.RESULTS: Patients randomized to extended EI were more likely to express satisfaction with their group assignment than those in the regular care group (88.2% vs 31.5%, χ = 49.96, P < .001). In the extended EI group, those happy with their assigned group were likelier to continue seeing their case manager for the entire five-year period than those who were unhappy/indifferent (χ = 5.61, P = .030).CONCLUSIONS: Perceptions about EI, indicated by satisfaction with being assigned to extended EI, may have lasting effects on service engagement.
|Alternate Journal||Early Interv Psychiatry|
|Grant List||MCT 94189 / / The project was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research / |
CCT-NAPN-18590; Ashok Malla is funded by the Canada Research Chairs Program; Srividya N. Iyer has received salary awards from Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) / / The project was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research /