Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Checklist improves communication between doctors and patients and results in changes in care

Statistics from

OpenUrlAbstract/FREE Full Text

Q Does a checklist intervention help people with schizophrenia express their needs and change their care?


Embedded ImageDesign:

Randomised controlled trial.

Embedded ImageAllocation:


Embedded ImageBlinding:

Open trial.

Embedded ImageFollow up period:

Four to six weeks.

Embedded ImageSetting:

Outpatient clinic visits in seven European centres; timeframe not stated.

Embedded ImagePatients:

134 people (mean age 41 years, 45% female), with a DSM-IV diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or schizophreniform disorder, age ⩾18, who were in a stable phase of illness and in regular outpatient contact with their psychiatric care team. 20% of participants were employed and 22% married. Exclusion criteria: current or recent inpatient, or those likely to be admitted to hospital in the near future.

Embedded ImageIntervention:

Usual care; the …

View Full Text

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.