The Personal Concerns Inventory Study (PCI) | Completed
The Personal Concerns Inventory Study (PCI)
Trial Source

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Health Conditions
  • Personality Disorders
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Primary Contact Details
Recruitment Status
Primary Trial ID Number
Services for people with personality disorders are challenged by how to engage clients in therapy. High non-completion rates have major cost-efficiency implications, but more worrying is that drop-out may be associated with negative outcomes for clients. The investigators have developed a motivational intervention that helps people focus on their valued and attainable life goals and consider how therapy could help with goal attainment.One way to improve retention in treatment is to deliver pre-therapy motivational preparation interviews. The primary aim of our proposed research is to gather information to determine whether a randomised controlled trial of a goal-based motivational intervention is feasible in a community personality disorder treatment service.
Research Details
  • The investigators aim to work with community adults with personality disorder. Referrals to Nottinghamshire NHS Trust's community personality disorder service will be eligible for inclusion. After initial assessment for suitability for the service, patients will be randomised to receive the motivational interview plus treatment as usual or treatment as usual only. The investigators aim to recruit 100 participants over 1½ years. The comparison is between a motivational intervention called the Personal Concerns Inventory plus treatment as usual and and treatment as usual only in the client preparation phase. The feasibility measures are (1) the recruitment rate to a goal-based motivational interview plus treatment as usual or treatment as usual only, and (2) the acceptability of the intervention to clients and therapists. The investigators will also develop measures to assess the processes by which the intervention may have an effect, and assess the cost of the intervention compared with treatment as usual.
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Type
Behavioral : Personal Concerns Inventory, Behavioral : Treatment as usual

Study Arm Groups : Goal-based motivational interview, Treatment as usual

Intervention Type
See Interventions above
Primary Outcome Measures
  • Recruitment; 18 months; Acceptability to patients; 18 months; Acceptability to staff; 18 months
Secondary Outcome Measures
  • The Treatment Engagement Rating Scale (TER; Drieschner & Boomsma, 2008); 20 weeks after intervention; Client Service Receipt Inventory; 20 weeks after intervention; Treatment attendance; 20 weeks after intervention
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Result Reports
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Age Range
18 Years - N/A
Who Can Participate
Number of Participants
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Participant Inclusion Criteria
  • Inclusion Criteria:
  • - Referred to the Nottinghamshire Personality Disorder and Development Network
  • - Opted to attend group sessions within the Nottinghamshire Personality Disorder and
  • Development Network
  • - Aged 18 or over.
  • - Proficiency in spoken English
  • - Capacity to provide valid informed consent
  • Exclusion Criteria:
  • - Currently enrolled in another trial
Participant Exclusion Criteria
This is in the inclusion criteria above
Trial Location(s)
Nottinghamshire Personality Disorder & Development Network, Mandala Centre
Trial Contact(s)
Primary Trial Contact
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Other Trial Contacts
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Countries Recruiting
United Kingdom
Scientific Title
The Addition of a Goal-based Motivational Interview to Standardised Treatment as Usual to Reduce Dropouts From a Service for Patients With Personality Disorder: A Feasibility Study
EudraCT Number
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  • University of Nottingham
  • Bangor University
Other Study ID Numbers
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Key Dates

Recruitment Start Date

Dec 2009

Recruitment End Date

Mar 2012

Trial Start Date
Date Not Available
Trial End Date
Date Not Available
Date Assigned

26 May 2010

Last Updated

19 Sep 2012