Severe Mental Illness Program, impact and response of structured interentions in a group of patients in Bogota, Colombia.

Martha Patricia Saavedra García, Rodrigo Nel Cordoba Rojas, Carlos Pedraza, Juan F. Cano

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Introduction: Disability in people with severe mental disorders it is not limited to health interventions. Cognitive alterations, lack of autonomy, social isolation, labor insertion and family issues are among the common problems this populations have. Psychosocial interventions are focused not only the symptoms, but the different vulnerabilities according to people needs. Objective: To
implement a psychosocial rehabilitation program within a specific population to minimize the impact of severe mental disorders on quality of life, global functioning, lowering the impact and burden of disease. Methods: A program was created directed to people with severe mental disorders including diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, recurrent depression, among others. Splitting the population in three groups according to disease staging, nor diagnosis. Several key performance indicators (involving functionality, treatment adherence, health resources utilization, support network, and quality of life) were measured. As soon as patients entered the group a comprehensive diagnosis was performed, including clinic, occupational, psycho-social, and nutritional status. Patients entered to a structured program of 52 weeks long according to group
classification. Here we will show the results of the program according to the impact by each diagnostic category.
Translated title of the contributionPrograma de Enfermedad Mental Severa: Respuesta e impacto de un modelo de intervenciones estructuradas en un grupo de pacientes en Bogotá, Colombia
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - May 21 2019
EventAmerican Psychiatric Association (APA) 172nd Annual Meeting - Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
Duration: May 18 2019May 22 2019
Conference number: P8-177


ConferenceAmerican Psychiatric Association (APA) 172nd Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleAPA
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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