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Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 171–174 | Cite as

Modified Assertive Community Treatment: Effectiveness on Hospitalization and Length of Stay

  • Salleh Mohd RazaliEmail author
  • Mohd Affendi Hashim
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Abstract

The objective is to assess the efficacy of a modified Assertive Community treatment (ACT). This is a retrospective cross-sectional study with a comparative group. The study group was patients with schizophrenia who had completed modified ACT, while the control group was those who did not receive modified ACT. The final sample comprises 44 patients in each group. There was no significant difference between both groups in number of admissions and average length of stay. However, in the modified ACT group there was a significant reduction in the number of admissions after the intervention. In conclusion readmission rate was significantly reduced following modified ACT intervention.

Keywords

Modified ACT Admission rate Length of stay 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Discipline of Psychiatry and Behaviour Medicine, Faculty of MedicineUniversiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)Sungai BulohMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryHospital Sultanah BahiyahAlor SetarMalaysia

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