14-year outcome in early schizophrenia.

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Source
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1978 Oct;58(4):327-38
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1978
Author
R C Bland
H. Orn
Source
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1978 Oct;58(4):327-38
Date
Oct-1978
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Age Factors
Canada
Female
Fertility
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Length of Stay
Male
Marriage
Prognosis
Schizophrenia - drug therapy - mortality
Sex Factors
Social Adjustment
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
Of 45 first admission schizophrenics from 1963, an incidence by first admission group for northern Alberta, 43 were followed-up 14 years later. Based on these figures the expectancy was found to be 0.49%. The proportion of patients who were married was less than expected in comparison with the general population, but amongst the married, fertility was probably comparable to the population's. At follow-up about half the patients were managing well with little or no disability, one quarter had moderate to marked disability and the remainder were socially, psychiatrically and occupationally disabled. From the time of first admission, patients had spent an average of 15% of their time in hospital and lost 28% of the total time due to psychiatric disability.
PubMed ID
717003 View in PubMed
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