Journal article

Relationship between vocational status and perceived stress and daily hassles in first-episode psychosis: an exploratory study

Kelly A Allott, Hok Pan Yuen, Belinda Garner, Sarah Bendall, Eoin J Killackey, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Christina Phassouliotis, Connie Markulev, Yang Yun, Patrick D McGorry, Lisa J Phillips

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2013

Abstract

PURPOSE: Vocational recovery is a primary treatment goal of young people with first-episode psychosis (FEP), yet treatment in this domain is often delayed due to concerns that it might be too stressful. This study aimed to examine whether a relationship exists between vocational status and level of perceived stress and daily hassles in FEP. METHODS: Forty-seven FEP participants were recruited upon admission to the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC), Melbourne. Demographics, psychopathology, perceived stress (Perceived Stress Scale; PSS) and daily hassles (Hassles Scale; HS) were measured. RESULTS: Regarding vocational status, 19 participants were unemployed, 13 were e..

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