Journal article

Time use of people with schizophrenia living in North London: Predictors of participation in occupations and their implications for improving social inclusion

C Harvey, E Fossey, H Jackson, L Shimitras

Journal of Mental Health | Published : 2006

Abstract

Background: How people spend their time is one indicator of community participation. Aims: This study aimed to identify illness-related and socio-demographic predictors of the participation of people with schizophrenia. Method: Time use for 24 hours was gathered from a representative community sample (n = 192) of people with schizophrenia in London. Logistic regressions were conducted to examine predictors of participation in vocation-related, social and leisure occupations. Results: Symptoms were not predictive of participation in any occupation examined. Age was an important predictor of involvement in most occupations: younger age predicting vocation-related (odds ratio (OR) = 1.03; 95% C..

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