PURPOSE: To test if a collaborative care program(CCP)with nurses in a coordinating position is beneficial for patients with severe personality disorders. DESIGN AND METHODS: A pilot study with a comparative multiple case study design using mixed methods investigating active ingredients and preliminary results. FINDINGS: Most patients, their informal caregivers, and nurses value (parts of) the CCP positively; preliminary results show a significant decrease in severity of borderline symptoms. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: With the CCP,we may expand the supply of available treatments for patients with (severe) personality disorders, but a larger randomized controlled trial is warranted to confirmour preliminary results.
Stringer, B., van Meijel, B. K. G., Karman, P., Koekkoek, B., Hoogendoorn, A. W., Kerkhof, A. J. F. M., & Beekman, A. T. F. (2015). Collaborative Care for Patients With Severe Personality Disorders: Preliminary Results and Active Ingredients From a Pilot Study (Part I). Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 51(3), 180-189. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppc.12079