Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
28/09/2005
Date assigned
28/10/2005
Last edited
30/07/2008
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

http://www.uni-ulm.de/psychiatrieII/nodpam.html

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Thomas Becker

ORCID ID

Contact details

Ulm University
Dept. of Psychiatry II
Ludwig-Heilmeyer-Str. 2
Guenzburg
89312
Germany
+49 (0)8221 96 2001
t.becker@bkh-guenzburg.de

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

Reference number BE 2502/3-1 at German Research Foundation (DFG)

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

NODPAM

Study hypothesis

Primary: The intervention will lead to a significant reduction of length and number of psychiatric inpatient stays.
Secondary: The intervention will entail better quality of life and clinical outcome, and will show cost-effectiveness and cost-utility.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Severe mental disorder

Intervention

Patients in the intervention group will be offered a manualised needs-led discharge planning and monitoring intervention consisting of two sessions. The first session (at discharge from the inpatient service) will result in a needs-led post-discharge treatment plan which will be forwarded to the clinician responsible for aftercare. The second session (three months after discharge) will serve to monitor the adequacy of the initial treatment plan in cooperation with the outpatient clinician.

Control: Usual care

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

High utilisers of psychiatric services who receive a needs-oriented discharge planning and monitoring programme will show fewer hospital days and readmissions to hospital

Secondary outcome measures

Subjects receiving the intervention will show better compliance with aftercare as well as better clinical outcome and quality of life. Furthermore, the intervention will show cost-effectiveness and cost-utility, and community-based psychiatrists whose patients receive the new discharge protocol will show better compliance with treatment recommendations.

Overall trial start date

01/01/2006

Overall trial end date

31/12/2008

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Adult age with a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression
2. Have been identified as high utilisers of psychiatric inpatient services

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

490

Participant exclusion criteria

Primary diagnosis of substance abuse

Recruitment start date

01/01/2006

Recruitment end date

31/12/2008

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Germany

Trial participating centre

Ulm University
Guenzburg
89312
Germany

Sponsor information

Organisation

University Hospital Ulm (Germany)

Sponsor details

Albert-Einstein-Allee 29
Ulm
89070
Germany

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

http://www.uni-ulm.de/klinik/

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Reference number BE 2502/3-1 at German Research Foundation (DFG)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Protocol in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18644110

Publication citations

  1. Protocol

    Puschner B, Steffen S, Gaebel W, Freyberger H, Klein HE, Steinert T, Muche R, Becker T, Needs-oriented discharge planning and monitoring for high utilisers of psychiatric services (NODPAM): design and methods., BMC Health Serv Res, 2008, 8, 152, doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-8-152.

Additional files

Editorial Notes