The national recruitment and assessment of people with schizophrenia: The ASRB experience

Loughland, C., Carr, V., Michie, P., Stain, H., Badcock, J., Jablenski, A., Draganic, C. D., Lewin, T. J., Schall, U., Scott, R., Mowry, B., Catts, S., Henskens, F. and Pantelis, C. (2007). The national recruitment and assessment of people with schizophrenia: The ASRB experience. In: Peter Joyce, Abstracts from the WPA International Congress 2007. World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2007, Melbourne, Australia, (A464-A464). 28 November-2 December 2007. doi:10.1080/00048670701757076


Author Loughland, C.
Carr, V.
Michie, P.
Stain, H.
Badcock, J.
Jablenski, A.
Draganic, C. D.
Lewin, T. J.
Schall, U.
Scott, R.
Mowry, B.
Catts, S.
Henskens, F.
Pantelis, C.
Title of paper The national recruitment and assessment of people with schizophrenia: The ASRB experience
Conference name World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2007
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 28 November-2 December 2007
Proceedings title Abstracts from the WPA International Congress 2007   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Publication Year 2007
Year available 2007
DOI 10.1080/00048670701757076
ISSN 0004-8674
1440-1614
Editor Peter Joyce
Volume 41
Issue Supp. 2
Start page A464
End page A464
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Introduction: This paper reports on the development of a national recruitment and clinical assessment strategy by the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB). The aim of this strategy is to ensure a representative sample of people with schizophrenia and to collect comprehensive, cross-referenced clinical, cognitive, genetic, brain imaging and linked data. Method: The ASRB recruitment targets are 2000 people with schizophrenia and 2000 healthy, non-psychiatric controls. Using a three pronged approach, schizophrenia subjects will be recruited from various settings. To recruit people in the community, a successful TV and radio community service advertisement campaign was developed and a national 1800 telephone number established. The assessment battery includes the Diagnostic Interview for Psychosis (DIP: Castle et al, 2005), Neurological Evaluation Scale (Buchanan & Heinrichs, 1989), Wechsler Test of Adult Reading (WTAR-Wechsler, 2001), Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI-Wechsler, 1999), Repeatable Battery for Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS Randolph et al, 1998), Letter Number Sequencing (Wechsler, 1997), Controlled Oral Word Association Test (Spreen & Benton, 1969), Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF-American Psychiatric Association, 2000), and the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (Raine et al., 1991). In addition, a blood sample and structural MRI scan are collected. Results: Over 2000 people have registered with the ASRB using the 1800 number. A proportion of these people have been assessed using the ASRB assessment battery. Conclusion: The ASRB is the first Australian research facility to develop a national recruitment and clinical assessment strategy in schizophrenia.
Subjects 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Keyword National recruitment strategy
National clinical assessment strategy
Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB)
Schizophrenia
People with schizophrenia
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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