Journal article

Rate and predictors of disengagement in an early psychosis program with time limited intensification of treatment.

Philippe Golay, Julie Ramain, Caroline Reiff, Alessandra Solida, Philipp S Baumann, Philippe Conus

Journal of Psychiatric Research | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Service disengagement is a frequent problem in early intervention in psychosis. The goal of this study was to evaluate the rate and variables associated with service disengagement in a three year specialized program that allows treatment intensification on a case to case basis. METHODS: 328 early psychosis patients were assessed at baseline on a large set of socio-demographic and clinical variables and were followed-up over 36 months. Patients who left the program for reasons related to engagement with care were compared to patients who completed the program. RESULTS: Rates of disengagement were low (6.3%). Patients with lower socio-economic status, who committed offences during ..

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