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Our protocol paper detailing the three trials being conducted in Bosnia, Colombia and Uganda was published in June 2019 in BMC Psychiatry.

Priebe S, Fung C, Sajun S Z et al. Resource-oriented interventions for patients with severe mental illnesses in low- and middle-income countries: trials in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia and Uganda. BMC Psychiatry 2019; 19: 181.

protocol paper [PDF 595KB]

We have also published a protocol paper describing the work on DIALOG+ in Primary Care settings: 

van Loggerenberg, F., McGrath, M., Akena, D. et al. Feasibility, experiences and outcomes of using DIALOG+ in primary care to improve quality of life and mental distress of patients with chronic conditions: an exploratory non-controlled trial in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia and Uganda. Pilot Feasibility Stud 7, 180 (2021).


Study Outcome Publications:

Botero-Rodríguez, F., Hernandez, M.C., Uribe-Restrepo, J.M. et al. Experiences and outcomes of group volunteer befriending with patients with severe mental illness: an exploratory mixed-methods study in Colombia. BMC Psychiatry 21, 239 (2021).

Sikira, H., Janković, S., Slatina, M., Muhić, M., Sajun, S., Priebe, S., & Džubur Kulenović, A. (2021). The effectiveness of volunteer befriending for improving the quality of life of patients with schizophrenia in Bosnia and Herzegovina – an exploratory randomised controlled trial. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 30, E48. doi:10.1017/S2045796021000330

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