CTI Trial in Brazil and Chile
A recent paper published in Cadernos de Saude Publica describes challenges and lessons learned in this study of CTI-TS (task shifting). From 2014 to 2017, 110 people with psychosis were recruited at the time of entry into community mental health centers in Rio de Janeiro and Santiago. Trial participants were randomly assigned to receive usual care or the CTI-TS intervention.
This adapted model, designed specifically for Latin America, addresses gaps in the delivery of mental health care for people with psychoses by providing in vivo community services, promoting continuity of care between health service providers, employing peers and community workers, and promoting recovery-oriented services that encourage empowerment.