Evid Based Nurs 3:116 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.4.116
  • Treatment

Cognitive behavioural therapy improved psychiatric symptoms in drug refractory schizophrenia

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) v befriending in drug refractory schizophrenia*

Outcomes at 9 months CBT Befriending RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*CPRS=Comprehensive Psychiatric Rating Scale. Other abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
≥50% improvement in CPRS total scores 63% 39% 63% (8 to 157) 5 (3 to 28)
≥50% improvement in CPRS schizophrenia change scores 70% 50% 39% (−1 to 102) Not significant

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