Blended care in psychosis – A systematic review

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Blended-care, a psychosocial intervention combining traditional, face-to-face therapy with digital mental health tools, has shown potential for improving therapeutic processes, fostering patient engagement, and augmenting clinical outcomes. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the development and effectiveness of blended-care interventions tailored for adults diagnosed with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders or other conditions with psychotic features. Our search strategy spanned three electronic databases (PsycINFO, Web of Science, and PubMed) in accordance with the reporting guidelines outlined by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. We identified 11 papers, each examining the use of one of eight distinct blended-care interventions. Significantly, the majority of these papers (10/11, 91 %) examined these interventions exclusively within controlled research environments, demonstrating both acceptability and favourable impacts on symptomatology and recovery (e.g., 0.22 ≤ Cohen's ds ≤ 1.00). Only one intervention was examined in research settings and real-world conditions, and the shift resulted in low real-world uptake (e.g., only 50 % of practitioners were able to engage at least one of their clients with the intervention) and an inability to reproduce positive changes in clinical outcomes. Additional research is needed to determine the viability of successfully developing and implementing blended-care interventions for psychosis in real-world conditions. An exploration of the developmental processes that could facilitate the transition from research settings to routine clinical practice is vital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-391
Number of pages11
JournalSchizophrenia Research
StatePublished - May 2024

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  • Acceptability
  • Blended care
  • Digital health
  • Intervention
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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