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Comparison of clinical and social outcome of a) legally involuntarily admitted patients and b) of legally voluntarily admitted patients who feel coerced to admission across the EUNOMIA study sites
© Schützwohl and Kallert; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2007
Published: 19 December 2007
To compare the clinical and social outcome between legally involuntarily admitted patients and legally voluntarily admitted patients who feel coerced at admission.
Within the EUNOMIA-study, N = 2,586 involuntarily admitted patients and N = 830 voluntarily admitted patients who felt coerced at admission were recruited across 13 sites in 12 European countries. Within the first ten days, 4 weeks, and 3 months after admission, patients were assessed on several variables including psychopathology (BPRS), level of functioning (GAF), QoL (MANSA), and satisfaction with treatment (CAT). The follow-up ratings of the two groups of patients will be presented and compared by means of multivariate analyses.
Findings will inform of the medium-term outcome for the two groups of patients and of differences between the two groups.
Findings' implications will be discussed.
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