Volume 7 Supplement 1

World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Thematic Conference. Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Review

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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

  • Matthias Schützwohl1 and
  • Thomas Kallert1, 2
BMC Psychiatry20077(Suppl 1):S98

DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-7-S1-S98

Published: 19 December 2007

Background

To compare the clinical and social outcome between legally involuntarily admitted patients and legally voluntarily admitted patients who feel coerced at admission.

Methods

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.

Results

Findings will inform of the medium-term outcome for the two groups of patients and of differences between the two groups.

Conclusion

Findings' implications will be discussed.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
TU Dresden
(2)
Parkkrankenhaus Leipzig

Copyright

© Schützwohl and Kallert; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2007

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.

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