mw.dr. E.J. Liemburg
9700 RB Groningen
PROGR-S is an extensive diagnostic protocol for first episode psychosis patients to accomplish a correct psychiatric diagnosis, to optimize early intervention and to prevent relapses. All patients living in the province of Groningen that seek help for a first episode psychosis are referred to the University Centre for Psychiatry (UCP) in Groningen to undergo the protocol. PROGR-S collects data on symptoms, personality, cognition, life events and other determinants that may influence functional and psychological outcome in first-episode psychotic patients. Information gathered by PROGR-S is stored in a database for research purposes that now contains more than 700 patients and is still growing.The PROGR-S database can be linked to the ROM-PHAMOUS database that provides detailed follow-up information on current physical and psychological health status, social and occupational functioning, and quality of life of patients. Moreover, PROGR-S can be linked to the Psychiatric Case Registry that measures daily daily care consumption.