The Corona-project

Survey on mental distress, treatment situation, and social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, first wave among patients with personality disorder

This is a cross sectional, anonymous survey conducted in the summer and autumn of 2020 aimed to investigate consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis for patients with moderate to severe personality disorders enrolled in treatment at the time after the first societal shut-down.

The project was approved by REK Sør-Øst (Nr. 132084).

The survey was conducted within the Network for Personality Disorders, which is an ongoing quality and research collaboration of treatment units within psychiatric specialist health services, from Farsund in the south to Tromsø in the north.

The survey included questions on sociodemografic situation, immediate reactions to the abrupt changes which took place, social and mental distress, treatment situation, and compensatory or alternative consultation forms. Questionnaires were sent to 1100 patients.

Time schedule

The cross sectional survey is completed. Data analyses includes quantitative data and qualitative data.

Scope

Five publications are scheduled, two are completed:

  • Kvarstein, EH, Zahl KE, Stänicke L, Pettersen MS, Baltzersen ÅL, Johansen MS, Eikenæs IU-M, Hummelen B, Wilberg T, Arnevik EA, Pedersen G. (2021). Vulnerability of personality disorder during Covid-19 crises - A multicenter survey of mental and social distress among patients referred to treatment. Nordic Journal Of Psychiatry, 9, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/08039488.2021.1942980
  • Kvarstein, EH, Zahl KE, Stänicke L, Pettersen MS, Baltzersen ÅL, Johansen MS, Eikenæs IU-M, Arnevik EA, Hummelen B, Wilberg T, Pedersen G. (2021). Vulnerability of personality disorder during the Covid-19 crises – a multicenter survey of treatment experiences among patients referred to treatment. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1080/08039488.2021.1934110

Project group

  • Principle investigators are Elfrida Hartveit Kvarstein (e.h.kvarstein@medisin.uio.no) and Geir Pedersen (g.a.f.pedersen@medisin.uio.no)

Other members include the Research Group for Personality Psychiatry and user participation:

  • Åse-Line Baltzersen, Benjamin Hummelen, Espen Ajo Arnevik, Ingeborg Ulltveit-Moe Eikenæs, Line Indrevoll Stänicke, Merete Seksbakk Johansen, Mona Pettersen, and Theresa Wilberg
  • Local project coordinator at Akershus University Hospital: Kjell-Einar Zahl.

Participating treatment units

  • Gruppeterapiteamet, DPS Kongsvinger, Akershus universitetssykehus.
  • Enhet for gruppeterapi ved Øvre Romerike DPS, Akershus universitetssykehus.
  • Enhet for gruppeterapi ved Nedre Romerike DPS, Akershus universitetssykehus.
  • Spesialpoliklinikk for Personlighetsforstyrrelser ved Seksjon for personlighetspsykiatri, KPHA, Oslo universitetssykehus.
  • Seksjon Gruppebehandling ved Lovisenberg DPS, Lovisenberg Diakonale Sykehus.
  • Voksenpsykiatrisk avdeling Vinderen, Diakonhjemmet sykehus.
  • Enhet for gruppeterapi ved Follo DPS, Akershus universitetssykehus.
  • Poliklinikk for personlighetspsykiatri ved DPS Vestfold.
  • Enhet for Intensiv Gruppebehandling ved DPS Aust-Agder, Sørlandet sykehus
  • Gruppeenheten ved Psykiatrisk poliklinikk, DPS Strømme, Sørlandet sykehus.
  • Stavanger – Gruppepoliklinikken ved Stavanger DPS.
  • Seksjon for gruppebehandling, Kronstad DPS, Helse Bergen.
  • MBT Team, Avdeling for rusmedisin, Haukeland universitetssjukehus.
  • Gruppebehandlingsteamet ved Psykiatrisk poliklinikk, Ålesund.

 

 

Publisert 2. apr. 2020 13:42 - Sist endret 10. feb. 2022 08:26