This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition first episode psychosis
Sponsor Nordlandssykehuset HF
Start date January 2013
End date December 2015
Trial size 40 participants
Trial identifier NCT01753284, 2012/1650(REK)


First episode psychosis patients often experiences treatment delay. This reduces their prospects for recovery and makes unnecessary burdens for them and their carers. A better understanding of help seeking intentions is required, and has not been explored in a county like Nordland, Norway, with long distances and challenging access to health services. The purpose of this study is to explore the process of help seeking, including how patients and their careers discover and understand the psychotic symptoms. Research exploring the impact on families mainly focuses on parents` experiences, and there are less studies focusing on experiences and needs of siblings. This study will therefore explore siblings` experiences separate from their parents. Methods will be qualitative interviews with patients, their carers and siblings. Analysis will be influenced by Grounded theory.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case-only
Time perspective retrospective

Primary Outcomes

Patient experience
time frame: up to 100 weeks
Carers experiences
time frame: up to 100 weeks
Siblings experiences
time frame: up to 100 weeks
Pathway to care
time frame: up to 100 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 16 years up to 35 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - age 16-35, - understand and speak Norwegian - able to give consent - no learning disabilities Exclusion Criteria:

Additional Information

Official title Patients and Carers Experiences With First Episode Psychosis and Pathway to Care in Nordland: A Qualitative Study
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Nordlandssykehuset HF.