Scientific article

Patients souffrant de troubles psychiatriques sévères suivis par une équipe mobile: impact sur leurs familles

Published inL'Encéphale, vol. 38, no. 3, p. 201-210
Publication date2012

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is known to have a positive impact on the number and length of inpatient stays. Yet, research is needed in order to help understand how ACT programs may ease off families' burden, e.g. in terms of economic expenditures. Indeed, many families with siblings suffering from chronic mental illness, who disengaged from psychiatric services, report needs related to ACT. This paper aims to describe the impact of a new ACT program in Geneva on patients and their families' burden.

  • Activities of Daily Living/classification/psychology
  • Adult
  • Bipolar Disorder/economics/psychology/therapy
  • Caregivers/economics/psychology
  • Chronic Disease
  • Community Mental Health Services/economics
  • Comorbidity
  • Cost Savings/statistics & numerical data
  • Cost of Illness
  • Delusions/diagnosis/psychology/therapy
  • Female
  • Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Long-Term Care
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mobile Health Units/economics
  • Patient Care Team/economics
  • Patient Readmission
  • Psychotic Disorders/economics/psychology/therapy
  • Schizophrenia/economics/therapy
  • Schizophrenic Psychology
  • Self Care
  • Sex Factors
  • Switzerland
  • Treatment Outcome
Citation (ISO format)
HUGUELET, Philippe et al. Patients souffrant de troubles psychiatriques sévères suivis par une équipe mobile: impact sur leurs familles. In: L’Encéphale, 2012, vol. 38, n° 3, p. 201–210. doi: 10.1016/j.encep.2011.11.006
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