This study compared quality aspects of crisis plans made with the help of a patient advocate (PACP) with those of plans made with the patient's clinician (clinician crisis plan, CCP). Patients were randomized into PACP and CCP conditions. The quality of crisis plan checklist was used to compare quality aspects of PACP and CCP crisis plans. The quality scores were significantly higher in the PACP group than in the CCP group (Cohen's d = 0.78 for the quality checklist total score). Patient advocates may be important to the successful development of crisis plans.

Advance statement, Crisis plan, Quality
dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10488-012-0454-4, hdl.handle.net/1765/64222
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Department of Psychiatry

Ruchlewska, J.M, Mulder, C.L, van der Waal, R, Kamperman, A.M, & Van Der Gaag, M. (2012). Crisis Plans Facilitated by Patient Advocates are Better than those Drawn up by Clinicians: Results from an RCT. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1–8. doi:10.1007/s10488-012-0454-4