Journal article

Australian schizophrenia care and assessment programme: real-world schizophrenia: outcomes

Jayashri Kulkarni, Anthony R de Castella, Kate M Filia, Sacha L Filia, Natasha Marston, William Montgomery, Laura Christova, Paul B Fitzgerald

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: It has been increasingly recognized that there is need to assess patient outcomes in schizophrenia across a broad range of dimensions. But few studies have attempted to do this in clinical populations and no systematic study has broadly assessed outcomes in schizophrenia in Australia using a longitudinal design. Thus, a real-world study, the Schizophrenia Care and Assessment Programme (SCAP), was structured to collect comprehensive information over time to inform policy debate and extend current knowledge about the course of schizophrenia in an Australian context. METHODS: A cohort of 347 patients with schizophrenia was followed up over 3 years. Clinical outcomes, occupational and..

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