Journal article

Long-term employment among people at ultra-high risk for psychosis

Jack Cotter, Ashleigh Lin, Richard J Drake, Andrew Thompson, Barnaby Nelson, Patrick McGorry, Stephen J Wood, Alison R Yung



BACKGROUND: Psychotic disorders are associated with high rates of sustained unemployment, however, little is known about the long-term employment outcome of people at ultra-high risk (UHR) of developing psychosis. We sought to investigate the long-term unemployment rate and baseline predictors of employment status at follow-up in a large UHR cohort. METHOD: 268 UHR patients recruited from the Personal Assessment and Crisis Evaluation clinic in Melbourne, Australia were followed-up over 2-14years after initial presentation to the service. Individuals in no form of employment or education were classed as unemployed. Logistic regression analyses were used to examine predictors of employment out..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) programme grants (350241 and 566529) to A.R.Y., S.J.W. and P.M., the Colonial Foundation, and an unrestricted research grant from Janssen-Cilag. A.R.Y., S.J.W. and B.N. were supported by NHMRC Awards and B.N. by a Griffith Fellowship. A.R.Y. and P.M. also received grant funding from NARSAD. A.L. is currently supported by an NHMRC Award (no. 1072593). P.M. is currently supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (no. 1060996). No funding source played any role in the collection, analysis, interpretation, or publication of data.