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Table 3 Characteristics and quality of studies included in interventions domain: Family interventions and psychoeducation

From: A systematic review of the international published literature relating to quality of institutional care for people with longer term mental health problems

Study (Country) Type(s) of Mental Illness Number of Participants Type of Study
(Type of Setting)
Quality Assessment
Carrà et al. 2007 (Italy) Schizophrenia 101 relatives RCT (setting not specified) 12/14
Lehman et al. 2004 (USA) Schizophrenia Not applicable Clinical guidance (inpatient and outpatient settings) Not applicable
McFarlane et al. 2003 (USA) Schizophrenia Not specified Descriptive review (setting not specified) 6/14
Mueser & Bond 2000 (USA) Schizophrenia Not specified Descriptive review (inpatient and outpatient settings) 6/14
NICE 2002 (UK) Schizophrenia Not applicable Clinical guidance (inpatient and outpatient settings) Not applicable
Pekkala & Merinder 2002 (Finland) Schizophrenia or related serious mental illness 1125 Systematic review & meta-analysis (10 studies) (inpatient and outpatient settings) 14/14
Pfammatter et al. 2006 (Switzerland) Schizophrenia or psychosis Not specified Systematic review & meta-analysis (31 studies) (setting not specified) 14/14
Pharoah et al. 2006 (UK) Schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like conditions 4444 Systematic review & meta-analysis (43 studies) (community settings) 14/14
Pilling et al. 2002b (UK) Schizophrenia or related disorder 1128 Systematic review & meta-analysis (18 studies) (setting not specified) 14/14
Pitschel-Walz et al. 2006 (Germany) Schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder 236 patients
125 relatives
RCT (hospital wards) 12/14
Rabovsky & Stoppe 2006 (Germany) Schizophrenia Not applicable Discussion paper (inpatient setting) 7/14
Rummel-Kluge et al. 2006 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) Any, but focuses on patients with schizophrenia 337 facilities Cross-sectional study (psychiatric institutions) 10/14