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Project design for the purpose of assessing patients legally involuntarily admitted to psychiatric hospitals (or feeling coerced to such admission)

The design includes detailed definitions of the following issues: research questions, patient-centred inclusion and exclusion criteria, power calculation of sample sizes, definition of the recruitment and follow-up time-points, definition of the study groups: legally involuntarily admitted patients, and legally voluntarily admitted patients who feel coerced to admission, time-points of assessment and assessment instruments, assessment of the patientęs key relatives.

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Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital, Dresden University of Technology
Fiedlerstraße 74
01307 DRESDEN
Germany
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