Journal article

The relative contribution of neurocognition and social cognition to 6-month vocational outcomes following Individual Placement and Support in first-episode psychosis

Kelly A Allott, Susan M Cotton, Gina L Chinnery, Gennady N Baksheev, Jessica Massey, Pamela Sun, Zoe Collins, Emma Barlow, Christina Broussard, Wahid Tasha, Tina-Marie Proffitt, Henry J Jackson, Eoin Killackey



AIMS: To examine whether baseline neurocognition and social cognition predict vocational outcomes over 6 months in patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP) enrolled in a randomised controlled trial of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) versus treatment as usual (TAU). METHODS: 135 FEP participants (IPS n=69; TAU n=66) completed a comprehensive neurocognitive and social cognitive battery. Principal axis factor analysis using PROMAX rotation was used to determine the underlying cognitive structure of the battery. Setwise (hierarchical) logistic and multivariate linear regressions were used to examine predictors of: (a) enrolment in education and employment; and (b) hours of employment o..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Research Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Australian Rotary Health; the Australian Research Council (LP0883273); Orygen Youth Health Research Centre; a National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Research Fellowship to K. A. (#628884); and University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Ronald Philip Griffiths Fellowships to E. K and S.C.