[No standalone website (unbranded, no questionnaire)] A Study of Subjects With Psoriatic Arthritis to Investigate the Effectiveness of Adalimumab Introduction Compared With Methotrexate Dose Escalation (CONTROL)

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Call center

+33 491744082

Email address

raoul.belzeaux@ap-hm.fr

Condition

Bipolar Disorder

Treatment type

Observational [Patient Registry]

Investigational product

interview

Sponsor

Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille

ClinicalTrials.gov identifier

NCT03595670

Study number

201755

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About the study

Bipolar disorder is a serious and chronic illness representing a major health problem with high mortality rates. According to the self-regulation model , patients had some representations of their illness which are cognitive and emotional. Cognitive representations include the set of beliefs built around the illness, its consequences and treatment. Emotional representations are negative emotions generated by the presence of the illness. According to Leventhal et al. (1997), representations are linked to information extracts by patients from society, relatives, experiences. This model has been particularly studied in the context of somatic disorders, but Baines & Wittkowski (2013) shown that it may also be relevant in patients with mental disorders. In bipolar disorders, first results show that illness representations are related to relapses and to medication adherence. That's why, we think that this relevant to improve knowledges of the psychological processes that accompany the experience of bipolar disorders. To assess illness representation, we will use both qualitative and quantitative tools. These results could have direct application to clinical practice in psychosocial interventions.

Who can take part?

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you meet the following criteria:

Inclusion criteria
  1. Men or women whose is between 18 and 85 years
  2. Patients diagnosed bipolar in mania, depression or euthymic phases according DSM-IV critiera by psychiatrist
  3. Taking in charge in the framework of service Psychiatrie Secteur 5
  4. Hôpitaux Sud
  5. Hôpital Sainte Marguerite de Marseille
  6. Patients agreeing to participate to study
Exclusion criteria
  1. Minor patients or over 85 years old
  2. Patients not understanding French
  3. Patients with neurological or psychiatric disorders prohibiting their comprehension of the study
  4. Patients deprived of their liberty following a judicial or administrative decision
  5. Patients supported without their consent
  6. Patients under legal guardianship
  7. Patients treated in emergencies
  8. Patients refusing to participate in the study

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