M Tansella

Summary

Affiliation: University of Verona
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Lessons from community mental health to drive implementation in health care systems for people with long-term conditions
    Michele Tansella
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine and WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training inn Mental Health and Service Evaluation, University of Verona, Verona 37134, Italy
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:4714-28. 2014
  2. pmc A multi-element psychosocial intervention for early psychosis (GET UP PIANO TRIAL) conducted in a catchment area of 10 million inhabitants: study protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona and Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona, Verona, Italy
    Trials 13:73. 2012
  3. pmc Cost-effectiveness of adherence therapy versus health education for people with schizophrenia: randomised controlled trial in four European countries
    Anita Patel
    Centre for the Economics of Mental and Physical Health, PO 24, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF, United Kingdom
    Cost Eff Resour Alloc 11:12. 2013
  4. pmc Rationale and design of an independent randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of aripiprazole or haloperidol in combination with clozapine for treatment-resistant schizophrenia
    Michela Nose
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    Trials 10:31. 2009
  5. ncbi [Monitoring the impact on international literature of scientific production of Italian researchers, in the disciplines of "psychiatry" and "psychology." The period of 1995-1999 compared with the period of 1985-1989]
    M Tansella
    Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Sezione di Psichiatria, Universita di Verona, Ospedale Policlinico, Piazzale L A Scuro, 37134 Verona
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 10:276-82. 2001
  6. ncbi Seven criteria for improving effectiveness trials in psychiatry
    Michele Tansella
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    Psychol Med 36:711-20. 2006
  7. doi Psychosis Incident Cohort Outcome Study (PICOS). A multisite study of clinical, social and biological characteristics, patterns of care and predictors of outcome in first-episode psychosis. Background, methodology and overview of the patient sample
    A Lasalvia
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci 21:281-303. 2012
  8. doi Mortality and cause of death among psychiatric patients: a 20-year case-register study in an area with a community-based system of care
    L Grigoletti
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    Psychol Med 39:1875-84. 2009
  9. ncbi The difficult task of predicting the costs of community-based mental health care. A comprehensive case register study
    V Donisi
    Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci 20:245-56. 2011
  10. doi Classification of schizophrenia using feature-based morphometry
    U Castellani
    Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Neural Transm 119:395-404. 2012

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Publications103 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Lessons from community mental health to drive implementation in health care systems for people with long-term conditions
    Michele Tansella
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine and WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training inn Mental Health and Service Evaluation, University of Verona, Verona 37134, Italy
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:4714-28. 2014
    ..Innovations such as self-management for long-term conditions (intended to promote autonomy and empowerment) need to be subjected to the same level of rigorous scientific scrutiny as any other treatment or service interventions. ..
  2. pmc A multi-element psychosocial intervention for early psychosis (GET UP PIANO TRIAL) conducted in a catchment area of 10 million inhabitants: study protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona and Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona, Verona, Italy
    Trials 13:73. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Cost-effectiveness of adherence therapy versus health education for people with schizophrenia: randomised controlled trial in four European countries
    Anita Patel
    Centre for the Economics of Mental and Physical Health, PO 24, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF, United Kingdom
    Cost Eff Resour Alloc 11:12. 2013
    ..We therefore examine the cost-effectiveness of adherence therapy for people with schizophrenia by multi-centre randomised trial in Amsterdam, London, Leipzig and Verona...
  4. pmc Rationale and design of an independent randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of aripiprazole or haloperidol in combination with clozapine for treatment-resistant schizophrenia
    Michela Nose
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    Trials 10:31. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi [Monitoring the impact on international literature of scientific production of Italian researchers, in the disciplines of "psychiatry" and "psychology." The period of 1995-1999 compared with the period of 1985-1989]
    M Tansella
    Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Sezione di Psichiatria, Universita di Verona, Ospedale Policlinico, Piazzale L A Scuro, 37134 Verona
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 10:276-82. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi Seven criteria for improving effectiveness trials in psychiatry
    Michele Tansella
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    Psychol Med 36:711-20. 2006
    ..There are no published criteria for improving the quality of effectiveness of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in psychiatry...
  7. doi Psychosis Incident Cohort Outcome Study (PICOS). A multisite study of clinical, social and biological characteristics, patterns of care and predictors of outcome in first-episode psychosis. Background, methodology and overview of the patient sample
    A Lasalvia
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci 21:281-303. 2012
    ..This paper aims at providing an overview of the background, design and initial findings of Psychosis Incident Cohort Outcome Study (PICOS)...
  8. doi Mortality and cause of death among psychiatric patients: a 20-year case-register study in an area with a community-based system of care
    L Grigoletti
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    Psychol Med 39:1875-84. 2009
    ....
  9. ncbi The difficult task of predicting the costs of community-based mental health care. A comprehensive case register study
    V Donisi
    Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci 20:245-56. 2011
    ....
  10. doi Classification of schizophrenia using feature-based morphometry
    U Castellani
    Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Neural Transm 119:395-404. 2012
    ..Such classification should be performed in first-episode patients in future studies, by considering males and females separately...
  11. doi The influence of gender on clinical and social characteristics of patients at psychosis onset: A report from the Psychosis Incident Cohort Outcome Study (PICOS)
    M Bertani
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Psychol Med 42:769-80. 2012
    ..They also point to a need for further research on gender differences, with the ultimate aim of delivering gender-sensitive effective mental health care...
  12. ncbi Off-label and non-classical prescriptions of antipsychotic agents in ordinary in-patient practice
    C Barbui
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Ospedale Policlinico, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 109:275-8. 2004
    ..To estimate the proportion of off-label prescriptions of antipsychotics (APs) in ordinary in-patient practice...
  13. ncbi Does staff-patient agreement on needs for care predict a better mental health outcome? A 4-year follow-up in a community service
    A Lasalvia
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Psychol Med 38:123-33. 2008
    ..We investigated whether a better staff-patient agreement on needs for care predicts more favourable outcome in patients receiving community-based psychiatric care...
  14. ncbi Avoidable mortality of psychiatric patients in an area with a community-based system of mental health care
    F Amaddeo
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 115:320-5. 2007
    ....
  15. ncbi Definition and prevalence of severe and persistent mental illness
    M Ruggeri
    Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Universita di Verona, Ospedale Policlinico, Italy
    Br J Psychiatry 177:149-55. 2000
    ..There is little consistency in how severe mental illness (SMI) is defined in practice, and no operational definitions...
  16. doi Linguistic production and syntactic comprehension in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
    C Perlini
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Section of Psychiatry, InterUniversity Centre for Behavioural Neurosciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 126:363-76. 2012
    ....
  17. ncbi Does socioeconomic status affect the use of community-based psychiatric services? A South Verona case register study
    J E Tello
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 112:215-23. 2005
    ..To assess the effect of socioeconomic status (SES) on psychiatric service use in an Italian area with a well-developed community-based psychiatric service...
  18. doi Brain structural changes associated with chronicity and antipsychotic treatment in schizophrenia
    Luisa Tomelleri
    Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Italy
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 19:835-40. 2009
    ..These findings (a) indicate that structural abnormalities in prefrontal and temporal cortices in schizophrenia are progressive and, (b) suggest that antipsychotic medication has a significant impact on brain morphology...
  19. ncbi The identification of depression and the coverage of antidepressant drug prescriptions in Italian general practice
    Cesario Bellantuono
    The Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Ospedale Policlinico, 37134, Verona, Italy
    J Affect Disord 72:53-9. 2002
    ..Studies on antidepressant prescriptions in general practice need to assess the level of prescriptions relative to the need for them ('coverage'), and the variability among doctors...
  20. ncbi Unplanned first contact as a predictor of future intensive use of mental health services
    M Tansella
    Servizio di Psicologia Medica, Istituto di Psichiatria, Ospedale Policlinico, Verona, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 33:174-80. 1998
    ..The results of the present study may also have implications for other, non-psychiatric health services...
  21. doi Aripiprazole versus haloperidol in combination with clozapine for treatment-resistant schizophrenia in routine clinical care: a randomized, controlled trial
    Corrado Barbui
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Service Organization, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Verona, Italy
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 31:266-73. 2011
    ..However, an advantage in the perception of adverse effects with aripiprazole treatment may be meaningful for patients...
  22. ncbi Accessibility and pathways to psychiatric care in a community-based mental health system
    F Amaddeo
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Ospedale Policlinico, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 36:500-7. 2001
    ....
  23. ncbi A predictive model to allocate frequent service users of community-based mental health services to different packages of care
    Laura Grigoletti
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 19:168-77. 2010
    ..To allocate frequent users to different packages of care, identifying the costs of these packages...
  24. ncbi Normal pituitary volumes in chronic schizophrenia
    Kalliopi Tournikioti
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 154:41-8. 2007
    ....
  25. ncbi Persistence with polypharmacy and excessive dosing in patients with schizophrenia treated in four European countries
    Corrado Barbui
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 21:355-62. 2006
    ..Clinicians should consider that dose reduction strategies have been shown to be a feasible intervention in patients with schizophrenia...
  26. ncbi Factors associated with clinicians' dispositions in an out-patient psychiatric department
    Alberto Rossi
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, Piazzale L A Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:832-40. 2006
    ..This cross-sectional study attempted to identify factors associated with clinicians' dispositions of patients after the first visit in an out-patient psychiatric department...
  27. ncbi Validity of the impact factor of journals as a measure of randomized controlled trial quality
    Corrado Barbui
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, 37134 Verona, Italy
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:37-40. 2006
    ..To assess whether the impact factor, a measure of the frequency with which journal articles are cited in the scientific literature, is a proxy measure of the quality of articles reporting the results of randomized controlled trials...
  28. ncbi Listening to patients' needs to improve their subjective quality of life
    Antonio Lasalvia
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, Piazzale L A Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Psychol Med 35:1655-65. 2005
    ....
  29. ncbi Determinants of first- and second-generation antipsychotic drug use in clinically unstable patients with schizophrenia treated in four European countries
    Corrado Barbui
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 21:73-9. 2006
    ..Physicians tended to reserve polypharmacy for difficult-to-treat patients (i.e. for managing situations where, despite the lack of an evidence base, there is a pressing need to provide clinical answers)...
  30. ncbi Development of a registry for monitoring psychotropic drug prescriptions: aims, methods and implications for ordinary practice and research
    Corrado Barbui
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Italy
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 14:151-7. 2005
    ....
  31. ncbi Does additional care provided by a consumer self-help group improve psychiatric outcome? A study in an Italian community-based psychiatric service
    Lorenzo Burti
    Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona Italy
    Community Ment Health J 41:705-20. 2005
    ..Clinical and social outcome showed no significant difference. The findings suggest that consumer participation may possibly enhance the effects of psychiatric treatment on outcome...
  32. ncbi Sex differences in the subjective tolerability of antipsychotic drugs
    Corrado Barbui
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 25:521-6. 2005
    ..Studies should no longer consider men and women as a homogeneous group, given that the subjective tolerability of antipsychotic drugs substantially differs between sexes...
  33. ncbi Identification and management of depression in primary care settings. A meta-review of evidence
    Corrado Barbui
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Service Evaluation, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:276-83. 2006
    ....
  34. ncbi [Proposal for a new funding system for mental health departments. Results from an evaluative multicentre Italian study (I-psycost)]
    Laura Grigoletti
    Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanità Publica, Sezione di Psichiatria e Psicologia Clinica, Universiti di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:295-306. 2006
    ....
  35. pmc Three-dimensional MRI perfusion maps: a step beyond volumetric analysis in mental disorders
    Paolo F Fabene
    Department of Morphological and Biomedical Sciences, Section of Anatomy and Histology, University of Verona, Italy
    J Anat 210:122-8. 2007
    ..In summary, the three-dimensional analysis method we propose has been shown to be a feasible tool for revealing subtle vascular changes both in normal subjects and in pathological conditions...
  36. ncbi Diagnosing psychotic disorders: validity, reliability and applications of the Diagnostic Interview for Psychosis (DIP). Italian version
    Alberto Rossi
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 19:33-43. 2010
    ..Here we describe the validity, reliability and applications of the Italian version of the DIP...
  37. doi An empirical method to identify patterns in the course of psychotic episodes of people with schizophrenia
    Lorenzo Burti
    Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 18:265-78. 2009
    ..This paper illustrates the process of constructing, selecting and applying simple measures in order to empirically derive patterns of course of psychotic episodes in schizophrenia...
  38. ncbi Long-term monitoring and evaluation of a new system of community-based psychiatric care. Integrating research, teaching and practice at the University of Verona
    Francesco Amaddeo
    Sezione di Psichiatria e Psicologia Clinica, Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Universita degli Studi, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 45:43-53. 2009
    ..This paper summarises the main results of the coordinated, long-term evaluative studies conducted so far...
  39. ncbi The SIEP-DIRECT'S Project on the discrepancy between routine practice and evidence. An outline of main findings and practical implications for the future of community based mental health services
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Sezione di Psichiatria e di Psicologia Clinica, Universita di Verona, Verona
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 17:358-68. 2008
    ....
  40. ncbi [Care across all phases of schizophrenia and initiation of treatment: discrepancy between routine practice and evidence. The SIEP-DIRECT'S Project]
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Sezione di Psichiatria e di Psicologia Clinica, Universitd di Verona, Verona
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 17:305-18. 2008
    ....
  41. doi Is the Defined Daily Dose system a reliable tool for standardizing antipsychotic dosages?
    Michela Nose
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 23:287-90. 2008
    ..In conclusion, this study found that the DDD system is a reliable tool for standardizing antipsychotic doses in drug utilization research...
  42. ncbi What happens to patients seen only once by psychiatric services? Findings from a follow-up study
    Alberto Rossi
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, Piazzale L A Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 157:53-65. 2008
    ..This dissatisfaction may have led these patients to seek help elsewhere. It is possible that some of these extremely low users are in need of a different or more specialized clinical treatment approach...
  43. doi Comparison of patient and clinician perspectives in the assessment of antipsychotic medication adherence
    Corrado Barbui
    Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Psychopathology 42:311-7. 2009
    ..Factors influencing patient and clinician perspectives in the assessment of medication adherence have never been compared...
  44. ncbi [Heterogeneity of the Departments of Mental Health in the Veneto Region ten years after the National Plan 1994-96 for Mental Health. Which implication for clinical practice? Findings from the PICOS Project]
    Antonio Lasalvia
    Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Sezione di Psichiatria e Psicologia Clinica, Universita di Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, P le L A Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 16:59-70. 2007
    ....
  45. ncbi Association study of dysbindin gene with clinical and outcome measures in a representative cohort of Italian schizophrenic patients
    Sarah Tosato
    Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 144:647-59. 2007
    ..These preliminary results are compatible with the view that DTNBP1 is a susceptibility factor for schizophrenia, and is associated with worse psychopathology...
  46. ncbi Understanding antipsychotic non-classical prescriptions: a quantitative and qualitative approach
    Antonio Veronese
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Piazzale L A Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 17:236-41. 2008
    ..The present study was carried out to develop concepts which help understand this phenomenon in a natural setting, giving emphasis to views of clinicians according to quali - quantitative research methodologies...
  47. ncbi Psychotropic drug epidemiology: the road travelled, the road ahead
    Corrado Barbui
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychiatry, University of Verona, Policlinico GB Rossi, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Int Rev Psychiatry 17:143-51. 2005
    ....
  48. ncbi Drug treatment modalities in psychiatric inpatient practice: a 20-year comparison
    Corrado Barbui
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Ospedale Policlinico, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 255:136-42. 2005
    ....
  49. ncbi Demographic, clinical, social and service variables associated with higher needs for care in community psychiatric service patients. The South Verona Outcome Project 8
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Dept of Medicine and Public Health Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:60-8. 2004
    ..The aim was to identify the profile of patients with higher needs for care, by considering a full range of potential demographic, clinical, social and service correlates...
  50. ncbi Heterogeneity of outcomes in schizophrenia. 3-year follow-up of treated prevalent cases
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Italy
    Br J Psychiatry 184:48-57. 2004
    ..Care for people with schizophrenia should address a wide range of outcomes, including professional and consumer perspectives...
  51. ncbi Determinants of once-only contact in a community-based psychiatric service
    Alberto Rossi
    Dept of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Ospedale Clinico, Piazzale L A Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:50-6. 2005
    ..This study examined variables associated with patients who had a once-only contact with the out-patient department of a Community Mental Health Service (CMHS)...
  52. ncbi Factor solution of the BPRS-expanded version in schizophrenic outpatients living in five European countries
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Sezione di Psichiatria, e Psicologie Clinice, Universita di Verona, Ospedale Policlinico, Piazzale Scuro, 10, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Schizophr Res 75:107-17. 2005
    ..The expanded version of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS-E) has improved the instrument's coverage and interrater reliability, but there is little knowledge on its subsyndromes...
  53. ncbi Psychiatric out-patients seen once only in South Verona and Western Australia: a comparative case-register study
    Alberto Rossi
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:414-22. 2005
    ..This study examined variables associated with having a once-only contact with the out-patient department of two community mental health services in Italy and Australia...
  54. ncbi Satisfaction with mental health services among people with schizophrenia in five European sites: results from the EPSILON Study
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Italy
    Schizophr Bull 29:229-45. 2003
    ....
  55. doi Influence of perceived organisational factors on job burnout: survey of community mental health staff
    Antonio Lasalvia
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Br J Psychiatry 195:537-44. 2009
    ..Staff burnout is a critical issue for mental healthcare delivery, as it can lead to decreased work performance and, ultimately, to poorer treatment outcomes...
  56. ncbi Changes and predictors of change in objective and subjective quality of life: multiwave follow-up study in community psychiatric practice
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Sezione di Psichiatria e di Psicologia Clinica, Universita di Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Br J Psychiatry 187:121-30. 2005
    ..There is little knowledge of the predictors of objective and subjective quality of life...
  57. ncbi Dropping out of care: inappropriate terminations of contact with community-based psychiatric services
    Alberto Rossi
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Ospedale Policlinico, Piazzale L A Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Br J Psychiatry 181:331-8. 2002
    ..Few studies have investigated factors which predict inappropriate terminations (drop-out) of clinical contact with mental health services...
  58. ncbi How often do patients with psychosis fail to adhere to treatment programmes? A systematic review
    M Nose
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Psychol Med 33:1149-60. 2003
    ..Its purpose is to provide an overall estimate of treatment non-adherence in community psychiatric services, and to analyse and study patient characteristics explaining the between-study heterogeneity in rates of non-adherence...
  59. ncbi Integrating evaluative research and community-based mental health care in Verona, Italy
    Michele Tansella
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Br J Psychiatry 183:167-9. 2003
  60. doi Antidepressant drug prescription and risk of abnormal bleeding: a case-control study
    Corrado Barbui
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, University of Verona, Italy
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 29:33-8. 2009
    ..74; 95% CI, 1.04-2.93). In a population with a low baseline risk of bleeding, we detected a significant increase in the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding only...
  61. ncbi Past use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the risk of cerebrovascular events in the elderly
    Corrado Barbui
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 20:169-71. 2005
    ..31, 95% CI 0.87-1.97). Although the risk of cerebrovascular accidents is a rare but serious event that should carefully be monitored during antidepressant therapy, this study indicated an absence of difference between TCAs and SSRIs...
  62. ncbi Cerebral atrophy and white matter disruption in chronic schizophrenia
    Nicola Andreone
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:3-11. 2007
    ..It also suggested that physiological aging effects on brain anatomy may be abnormally pronounced in schizophrenia...
  63. ncbi Prevalence and 12-month outcome of threshold and subthreshold mental disorders in primary care
    S Pini
    Institute of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Italy
    J Affect Disord 56:37-48. 1999
    ..The authors investigated the occurrence and 12-month outcome of mental disorders in primary care setting...
  64. ncbi The effect of previous psychiatric history on the cost of care: a comparison of various regression models
    M Mirandola
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 109:132-9. 2004
    ..Many studies conducted in Europe have reported high variance of costs estimated at the individual level. The objectives of the present study were to estimate costs of patients and to evaluate the performance of various regression models...
  65. ncbi The scientific evaluation of mental health treatments: an historical perspective
    Michele Tansella
    University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Evid Based Ment Health 5:4-5. 2002
  66. ncbi Clinical interventions for treatment non-adherence in psychosis: meta-analysis
    Michela Nose
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Italy
    Br J Psychiatry 183:197-206. 2003
    ..Studies investigating the efficacy of clinical interventions for reducing treatment non-adherence have generated contrasting findings, and treatment non-adherence remains common in clinical practice...
  67. ncbi A census-based socio-economic status (SES) index as a tool to examine the relationship between mental health services use and deprivation
    Juan Eduardo Tello
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, P le L Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Soc Sci Med 61:2096-105. 2005
    ..This study confirms the usefulness of developing and validating an ecological census-based SES index, for service planning and resource allocation in an area with a community-based system of mental health care...
  68. pmc Efficacy of the alcohol use disorders identification test as a screening tool for hazardous alcohol intake and related disorders in primary care: a validity study
    M Piccinelli
    Servizio di Psicologia Medica, Universita di Verona, Italy
    BMJ 314:420-4. 1997
    ..To determine the properties of the alcohol use disorders identification test in screening primary care attenders for alcohol problems...
  69. ncbi Cortical white-matter microstructure in schizophrenia. Diffusion imaging study
    N Andreone
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Italy
    Br J Psychiatry 191:113-9. 2007
    ..Several, although not all, of the previous small diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) studies have shown cortical white-matter disruption in schizophrenia...
  70. ncbi Brain morphometry by probabilistic latent semantic analysis
    U Castellani
    VIPS lab, University of Verona, Italy
    Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv 13:177-84. 2010
    ..An exhaustive experimental section is proposed on a dataset consisting of MRI scans from 64 patients and 60 control subjects. Promising results are reporting by observing accuracies up to 86.13%...
  71. ncbi Determinants of subjective quality of life in patients attending community-based mental health services. The South-Verona Outcome Project 5
    M Ruggeri
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Italia
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 105:131-40. 2002
    ....
  72. doi Laterality effects in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
    Marcella Bellani
    Inter University Center for Behavioural Neurosciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 201:339-44. 2010
    ..This represents a potentially important clue to a further understanding of the pathogenetic differences between the two major psychoses...
  73. ncbi Predicting costs of mental health care: a critical literature review
    Julia Jones
    Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Psychol Med 37:467-77. 2007
    ..This paper aims to critically review the published research in the field of psychiatric service utilization and costs, and discusses current methodological developments in this field...
  74. doi Comparative efficacy and acceptability of 12 new-generation antidepressants: a multiple-treatments meta-analysis
    Andrea Cipriani
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK
    Lancet 373:746-58. 2009
    ..We therefore did a multiple-treatments meta-analysis, which accounts for both direct and indirect comparisons, to assess the effects of 12 new-generation antidepressants on major depression...
  75. ncbi Identification of depression by medical and surgical general hospital physicians
    Matteo Balestrieri
    Dipartimento di Patologia e Medicina S C, Cattedra di Psichiatria, Universita di Udine, Udine, Italy
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 24:4-11. 2002
    ..The identification by the GHPs was associated with a higher probability of contacts with medical professionals and of antidepressant drug prescriptions during the year which followed the first interview...
  76. doi Assessment of medication adherence in patients with schizophrenia: the Achilles heel of adherence research
    Martijn J Kikkert
    Department of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:274-81. 2008
    ..Researchers should be aware of this problem and continue to combine objective and subjective methods in the hope of increasing the reliability and validity of measures of adherence...
  77. ncbi Subthreshold psychiatric disorders in primary care: prevalence and associated characteristics
    Paola Rucci
    Instituto di Psichiatria, Universita de Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Affect Disord 76:171-81. 2003
    ..The authors analyse the prevalence of subthreshold psychiatric disorders in primary care and their association with the patient's health perception, disability in daily activities and psychological distress...
  78. ncbi Investigation of corpus callosum in schizophrenia with diffusion imaging
    Paolo Brambilla
    Department of Pathology and Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Psychiatry, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
    Schizophr Res 79:201-10. 2005
    ..We here further investigated CC organization with diffusion imaging (DWI) in a sample of schizophrenia patients recruited from the epidemiologically defined catchment area of South Verona, Italy...
  79. ncbi New generation psychotropics and the automatism of prescribing
    Corrado Barbui
    Int Rev Psychiatry 17:139-41. 2005
  80. ncbi Varying and "atypical" indications for atypical antipsychotics
    Corrado Barbui
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 169:205-6. 2003
  81. ncbi The iceberg tip and the rest. Mental health care for people with schizophrenia in five European centres
    Thomas Becker
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 11:6-11. 2002
  82. ncbi Comparing patterns and costs of schizophrenia care in five European countries: the EPSILON study. European Psychiatric Services: Inputs Linked to Outcome Domains and Needs
    Martin Knapp
    Department of Health Services Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College Medical School, London, UK
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 105:42-54. 2002
    ..To compare service utilization and cost profiles of people with schizophrenia living in Europe in order to understand differences in treatment and care costs...
  83. doi Decreased entorhinal cortex volumes in schizophrenia
    Monica Baiano
    Department of Pathology and Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Psychiatry Section, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
    Schizophr Res 102:171-80. 2008
    ..The entorhinal cortex is located in the medial temporal lobe and is involved in memory and learning. Previous MRI studies reported conflicting findings in schizophrenia, showing normal or reduced entorhinal size...
  84. ncbi Does community care decrease length of stay and risk of rehospitalization in new patients with schizophrenia disorders? A comparative case register study in Groningen, The Netherlands; Victoria, Australia; and South-Verona, Italy
    Sjoerd Sytema
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Groningen, University Hospital Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Bull 28:273-81. 2002
    ..The first hypothesis was confirmed. The risk of rehospitalization, however, was lower in Victoria than in the two other areas, which might show the potential impact of community care in reducing rehospitalization...
  85. ncbi Describing, explaining or predicting mental health care costs: a guide to regression models. Methodological review
    Graham Dunn
    Biostatistics Group, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 183:398-404. 2003
    ..Analysis of the patterns of variation in health care costs and the determinants of these costs (including treatment differences) is an increasingly important aspect of research into the performance of mental health services...
  86. ncbi Adherence therapy for people with schizophrenia. European multicentre randomised controlled trial
    Richard Gray
    Health Services Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 189:508-14. 2006
    ..There is equivocal evidence of the effectiveness of adherence therapy in improving treatment adherence and clinical outcomes for people with schizophrenia...
  87. ncbi Growing recognition of the importance of service user involvement in mental health service planning and evaluation
    Graham Thornicroft
    Section of Community Psychiatry PRiSM, Health Service Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 14:1-3. 2005
    ....
  88. ncbi The personal impact of schizophrenia in Europe
    Graham Thornicroft
    Section of Community Psychiatry, Health Services Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Schizophr Res 69:125-32. 2004
    ..Research, clinical practice and disability policy developments need to address a wider range of consequences of the disorder than symptoms alone...
  89. ncbi Components of a modern mental health service: a pragmatic balance of community and hospital care: overview of systematic evidence
    Graham Thornicroft
    Health Service Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 185:283-90. 2004
    ..There is controversy about whether mental health services should be provided in community or hospital settings. There is no worldwide consensus on which mental health service models are appropriate in low-, medium- and high-resource areas...
  90. ncbi Psychiatric units in general hospitals. Problems and perspectives in Europe
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:85-90. 2006
  91. ncbi The changing pattern of inpatient antipsychotic drug use in Italy
    Corrado Barbui
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 24:559-61. 2004
  92. ncbi Does socio-economic status influence the use of mental health services?
    Michele Tansella
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 16:1-2. 2007
  93. ncbi Effect of second-generation antipsychotics on employment and productivity in individuals with schizophrenia: an economic perspective
    Mauro Percudani
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital of Legnano, Via Candiani 2, Legnano, 20025 Milan, Italy
    Pharmacoeconomics 22:701-18. 2004
    ..This will ensure that the economic impact of schizophrenia is most effectively contained...
  94. ncbi Needs for care of patients with schizophrenia and the consequences for their informal caregivers- results from the EPSILON multi centre study on schizophrenia
    Karin Meijer
    Department of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Centre Rm A3 254, 22700, 1100, DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:251-8. 2004
    ..In this study, we investigated whether needs for care of patients with schizophrenia are related to (negative) consequences for their informal caregivers...
  95. ncbi Does meeting needs improve quality of life?
    Mike Slade
    Health Services Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    Psychother Psychosom 73:183-9. 2004
    ..This study investigated the relationship between patient-rated unmet needs and subjective quality of life using routine outcome data...
  96. ncbi Assessment of cerebral blood volume in schizophrenia: A magnetic resonance imaging study
    Paolo Brambilla
    Department of Pathology and Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Psychiatry, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
    J Psychiatr Res 41:502-10. 2007
    ..Thus, altered intracranial hemodynamics may accompany brain atrophy and cognitive deficits, being a crucial factor in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia...
  97. doi Specific linguistic and pragmatic deficits in Italian patients with schizophrenia
    Alessandro Tavano
    Scientific Institute E Medea, Udine, Italy
    Schizophr Res 102:53-62. 2008
    ..Indeed, most of the language literature is composed of studies on English speaking people...
  98. ncbi [Antidepressant and antipsychotic drug prescribing in Lombardy]
    Mauro Percudani
    Direzione Generale Sanita, Regione Lombardia, Milano
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:59-70. 2006
    ..In the present study we examined the prevalence and distribution of antidepressant and antipsychotic prescribing in Lombardy, a northern Italy region of nine million inhabitants...
  99. ncbi Gender differences in living with schizophrenia. A cross-sectional European multi-site study
    Graham Thornicroft
    Health Services Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF, UK
    Schizophr Res 57:191-200. 2002
    ..Graphical models were used to generate hypotheses for future research. The implications for planning separate services for male and female schizophrenic patients are discussed...
  100. ncbi Recent advances in depression. Where are we going?
    Michele Tansella
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:1-3. 2006
  101. ncbi People with schizophrenia in five countries: conceptual similarities and intercultural differences in family caregiving
    Bob van Wijngaarden
    Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Bull 29:573-86. 2003
    ..As long as cultural bias cannot be ruled out, researchers are advised to compose their own national norm groups and use these as a local standard...