Early psychosis prevention and intervention centre long-term follow-up study of first-episode psychosis: methodology and baseline characteristics

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serval:BIB_881904D85E48
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Early psychosis prevention and intervention centre long-term follow-up study of first-episode psychosis: methodology and baseline characteristics
Journal
Early Intervention in Psychiatry
Author(s)
Henry Lisa P., Harris Meredith G., Amminger Paul, Yuen Hok Pan, Harrigan Susy M., Lambert Martin, Conus Philippe, Schwartz Orli, Prosser Amy, Farrelly Simone, Purcell Rosemary, Herrman Helen, Jackson Henry J., McGorry Patrick D.
ISSN
1751-7885
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
1
Number
1
Pages
49-60
Language
english
Notes
SAPHIRID:62876
Abstract
Aim: This paper reports the rationale, methodology and baseline characteristics of a large long-term follow-up study of first-episode psychosis from a geographically defined catchment area. Method: A total of 723 first-episode psychosis patients were recruited from a specialized early psychosis service between 1989 and 2001 and prospectively followed up at a median of 7.4 years after initial presentation. Participants' baseline demographic, clinical and functional characteristics are described. Sampling bias at study recruitment was assessed by comparison with a more complete sample of Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) cases rated directly from the medical records. Results: At baseline, 57% of the sample were diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizophreniform disorder, whereas the full range of psychotic disorders was represented. Statistical analysis confirmed that the sample recruited was representative of total EPPIC-treated incident cases. Conclusions: The EPPIC long-term follow-up study is a large and epidemiologically representative first-episode psychosis cohort that has been subsequently prospectively followed up over a long period. Such a sample provides a rare opportunity to study the course and outcome of psychotic disorders.
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Yes
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10/03/2008 10:00
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20/08/2019 14:47
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