Pilotstudie zu Erfahrungsfokussierter Beratung durch Pflegende bei Menschen, die Stimmen hören

Burr, Christian Markus; Schnackenberg, Joachim; Richter, Dirk; Weidner, Frank (2023). Pilotstudie zu Erfahrungsfokussierter Beratung durch Pflegende bei Menschen, die Stimmen hören Pflege, 36(5), pp. 1-8. Hogrefe 10.1024/1012-5302/a000962

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Background: Hearing voices and the treatment and support of people who hear voices and are distressed by the experience are defined differently in psychiatry. In contrast to the medical approach to define and treat voices as symptoms of a disease, the EFC counselling approach developed with voice-hearers focuses on non-pathologizing acceptance and a constructive relationship to voices. Mental health nurses with their focus on everyday life are predestined for the disseminationand application of alternative therapeutic approaches in practice. Aim: The aim was to evaluate the study protocol as part of a pilot study regarding its suitability for a larger trial. Method: The multi centre pilot study had a single-blind randomised controlled design. The intervention consisted of EFC counselling by nurses with people who hear voices. The control group received Treatment As Usual (TAU). The suitability of the study design was evaluated in terms of recruitment, burden on study participants, suitability of assessment tools, the application of EFC counselling and the use of study nurses. Results: As planned 21 participants could be included in the study within fifteen months across the two study sites. Overall, the participants rated the study as not very burdensome and the intervention as helpful. The application of EFC by the nurses as well as the use of study nurses was assessed as good and suitable respectively. Discussion: The evaluation of the study protocol shows that with minor adjustments it is suitable for conducting a larger study.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


School of Health Professions
School of Health Professions > Nursing > Innovation in the Field of Mental Health and Psychiatric Care


Burr, Christian Markus;
Schnackenberg, Joachim;
Richter, Dirk0000-0002-6215-6110 and
Weidner, Frank


R Medicine > RT Nursing








Dirk Richter

Date Deposited:

23 Oct 2023 14:24

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2023 14:24

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

hearing voices, counselling, nursing, mental health services, intervention study





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