Title: Gender differences in patients with first-episode psychosis in the Singapore Early Psychosis Intervention Programme
year: 2016
Journal: Early Interv Psychiatry
Volume: 10
Issue: 6
Pages: 528-534
Epubdate: 21/10/2016
date: Dec
Alternate Journal: Early intervention in psychiatry
ISSN: 1751-7885
Article Number: 25601015
Keywords: early intervention early psychosis first-episode psychosis gender difference remission
Abstract: AIMS: This study aimed to identify the gender differences among multi-ethnic, Asian patients with first-episode psychosis attending the Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) in Singapore. METHODS: Data for this study were derived from 533 (258 female, 275 male) patients aged 16-41 years old in the EPIP database. Socio-demographic data, Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale for schizophrenia (PANSS) and Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scores at baseline, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year were obtained. RESULTS: Significant gender differences were identified in terms of age, marital status, referral source, PANSS scores, GAF scores, remission and recovery over 1 year in the cohort. At service entry, female participants were older, more likely to be married and more likely to be referred from general practitioner/polyclinics (P < 0.0001). They showed better improvement over 1 year in PANSS positive, PANSS total, GAF disability and GAF total scores. CONCLUSIONS: Overall, female participants in this sample show better improvement than male participants. They showed a better course of illness over 1 year with one-third (33.3%) of female participants achieving recovery compared with approximately a quarter (23.6%) of male participants.
Notes: 1751-7893 Pang, Shirlene Subramaniam, Mythily Abdin, Edimansyah Poon, Lye Yin Chong, Siow Ann Verma, Swapna Journal Article Australia Early Interv Psychiatry. 2016 Dec;10(6):528-534. doi: 10.1111/eip.12208. Epub 2015 Jan 20.
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eip.12208/abstract
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5066
Authors Address: Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. shirlene_pang@imh.com.sg. Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. Department of Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore.
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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