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Pilot randomised controlled trial of culturally adapted cognitive behavior therapy for psychosis (CaCBTp) in Pakistan

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, December 2017
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Title
Pilot randomised controlled trial of culturally adapted cognitive behavior therapy for psychosis (CaCBTp) in Pakistan
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BMC Health Services Research, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2740-z
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Muhammed Omair Husain, Imran B. Chaudhry, Nasir Mehmood, Raza ur Rehman, Ajmal Kazmi, Munir Hamirani, Tayyeba Kiran, Ameer Bukhsh, Paul Bassett, Muhammad Ishrat Husain, Farooq Naeem, Nusrat Husain

Abstract

Evidence for efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) in treatment of schizophrenia is growing. CBT is effective and cost efficient in treating positive and negative symptoms. To effectively meet the needs of diverse cultural groups, CBT needs to be adapted to the linguistic, cultural and socioeconomic context. We aimed to assess the feasibility, efficacy and acceptability of a culturally adapted CBT for treatment of psychosis (CaCBTp) in a low-income country. Rater-blind, randomised, controlled trial of the use of standard duration CBT in patients with psychosis from a low-income country. Participants with a ICD-10 diagnosis of psychosis were assessed using Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale for Schizophrenia (PANSS), Psychotic Symptom Rating Scales (PSYRATS), and the Schedule for Assessment of Insight (SAI) (baseline, 3 months and 6 months). They were randomized into the intervention group (n = 18) and Treatment As Usual (TAU) group (n = 18). The intervention group received 12 weekly sessions of CaCBTp. The CaCBTp group had significantly lower scores on PANSS Positive (p = 0.02), PANSS Negative (p = 0.045), PANSS General Psychopathology (p = 0.008) and Total PANSS (p = 0.05) when compared to TAU at three months. They also had low scores on Delusion Severity Total (p = 0.02) and Hallucination Severity Total (p = 0.04) of PSYRATS, as well as higher scores on SAI (p = 0.01) at the same time point. At six months only the improvement in PANSS positive scores (p = 0.045) met statistical significance.. It is feasible to offer CaCBTp as an adjunct to TAU in patients with psychosis, presenting to services in a lower middle-income country. Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT02202694 (Retrospectively registered).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 65 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 18%
Student > Postgraduate 7 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 11%
Student > Bachelor 5 8%
Other 5 8%
Other 13 20%
Unknown 16 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 25 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 9%
Engineering 4 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 6%
Neuroscience 3 5%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 19 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 September 2018.
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#4,375,629
of 18,443,041 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,820
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#107,008
of 422,307 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#176
of 567 outputs
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