Actas Esp Psiquiatr 2017 Nov 1;45(6):277-89. Epub 2017 Nov 1.
Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Centro de Investigación en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Madrid, Spain Catalan Group in Women's Mental Health Research (GTRDSM), Barcelona, Spain.
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2016 Sep 28;4(3):e112. Epub 2016 Sep 28.
Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, CIBERSAM G11, Barcelona, Spain.
Background: Despite the theoretical potential of mHealth solutions in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia, there remains a lack of technological tools in clinical practice.
Objective: The aim of this study was to measure the receptivity of patients, informal carers, and clinicians to a European integral intervention model focused on patients with persistent positive symptoms: Mobile Therapeutic Attention for Patients with Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia (m-RESIST).
Methods: Before defining the system requirements, a qualitative study of the needs of outpatients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia was carried out in Spain, Israel, and Hungary. Read More
BMJ Open 2018 Jul 16;8(7):e021346. Epub 2018 Jul 16.
Department of Psychiatry, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau (IIB-SANT PAU), Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain.
Introduction: Treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS) is a severe form of schizophrenia. In the European Union, approximately 40% of people with schizophrenia have TRS. Factors such as the persistence of positive symptoms or higher risk of comorbidities leave clinicians with a complex scenario when treating these patients. Read More
J Ment Health Policy Econ 1999 Mar;2(1):3-8
Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 701 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA,
BACKGROUND: The important role of families and other caregivers in the lives of adults with schizophrenia is well documented. Persons with schizophrenia frequently live with their families of origin, and the vast majority have regular family contact. Families of persons with schizophrenia have also been demonstrated to have significant needs. Read More
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012 Dec 12;12:CD007459. Epub 2012 Dec 12.
Gephyra IHC, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Background: Long-term illnesses affect a significant proportion of the population in developed and developing countries. Mobile phone messaging applications, such as Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Message Service (MMS), may present convenient, cost-effective ways of supporting self-management and improving patients' self-efficacy skills through, for instance, medication reminders, therapy adjustments or supportive messages.
Objectives: To assess the effects of mobile phone messaging applications designed to facilitate self-management of long-term illnesses, in terms of impact on health outcomes and patients' capacity to self-manage their condition. Read More