Journal article

Does socioeconomic status predict course and outcome in patients with psychosis?

C Samele, J van Os, K McKenzie, A Wright, C Gilvarry, C Manley, T Tattan, R Murray, undefined UK700 Group

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology | Published : 2001

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We examined the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and course and outcome of patients with psychosis. Two hypotheses were examined: a) patients with higher best-ever SES will have better course and outcome than those with lower best-ever SES, and b) patients with greater downward drift in SES will have poorer course and outcome than those with less downward drift. METHOD: Data were drawn from the baseline and 2-year follow-up assessments of the UK700 Case Management Trial of 708 patients with severe psychosis. The indicators of SES used were occupational status and educational achievement. Drift in SES was defined as change from best-ever occupation to occupation at ..

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