Journal article

The Relationship Between Cognition, Job Complexity, and Employment Duration in First-Episode Psychosis

Emma Caruana, Susan Cotton, Eoin Killackey, Kelly Allott

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between cognition and employment duration in first-episode psychosis (FEP), and establish if a "fit" between cognition and job complexity is associated with longer employment duration. METHOD: This study involved secondary data analysis of a subsample of FEP individuals (n = 65) who participated in a randomized controlled trial comparing Individual Placement and Support plus treatment as usual (TAU), versus TAU alone, over 6 months. A cognitive battery was administered at baseline and employment duration (hours) and job complexity in the longest held job over 6 months were measured. RESULTS: Factor analysis with promax rotation of the cognitive batt..

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