Effectiveness of a Low-Intensity Home-Based Aftercare for Patients with Severe Mental Disorders: A 12-month Randomized Controlled Study
Community Mental Health Journal, 07/27/2012
Sharifi V et al. – In home aftercare, a general practitioner and a social worker made home visits once in a month after discharge from the hospital wherein they provided education and treatment. In a 1–year follow–up, home aftercare led to greater reduction in rehospitalization rate, more improvement in psychotic symptoms and global illness severity, as well as greater service satisfaction. The implementation of this low–intensity aftercare is recommended, especially in less resourceful settings.