Journal article

Predictors of functional status at service entry and discharge among young people with first episode psychosis

SM Cotton, M Lambert, BG Schimmelmann, K Filia, V Rayner, L Hides, DL Foley, A Ratheesh, A Watson, P Rodger, PD McGorry, P Conus

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Most patients with first episode psychosis (FEP) are neither studying nor employed (have a poor functional status) when first accessing care. Knowledge of the characteristics of patients with poor functioning and the features influencing functional status over time may pave the way to better treatment. METHOD: A medical file audit was used to collect data on premorbid, entry, treatment and 18-month outcome characteristics on 661 FEP patients who consecutively attended the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre, Melbourne, Australia, between 1998 and 2000. Functional status was ascertained using the modified vocational status index and was rated at baseline (poor or goo..

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