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From: Design of an international multicentre RCT on group schema therapy for borderline personality disorder

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Flow chart of the study design. Patients with BPD are recruited at 14 participating centres and screened for eligibility. After informed consent is signed, baseline assessments are performed. Subsequently, patients are randomized in blocks of two per centre to either GST or TAU. Half of the centres offer GST-A to the first cohort of patients and the other half offers GST-B to the first cohort of patients. In two Dutch sites, a third cohort is recruited which is randomly assigned to either format for GST so that the total number of cohorts receiving both formats is balanced. Assessments are performed approximately every six months for the first two years, after which GST treatment ends. Costs are also assessed at approximately 30 months. Follow-up assessments take place 36 months after randomization.

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