C Christine Bow-Thomas

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We examined whether specific neurocognitive deficits predicted specific domains of community outcome in 40 schizophrenic patients. Neuropsychological assessments were conducted before hospital discharge, and measures of functional outcome were obtained 1 to 3.5 years later. A priori hypotheses were generated based upon a recent review by Green (Green MF(More)
Cognitive impairment is a prominent feature of schizophrenia. The availability of very brief measures may increase the use of cognitive assessment in routine care settings. We examined the reliability and validity of the brief cognitive assessment (BCA), a battery that takes approximately 15 min to administer and score, and that was designed to be sensitive(More)
Many domains of executive function are impaired in patients with schizophrenia including forward planning, concept formation, initiation, self-monitoring, and the ability to direct attention and memory. These impairments are noticeable against a background of generalized cognitive deficits, and many affect 40% to 95% of individuals with this disorder.(More)
In the Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP), patients were given algorithm-guided treatment (ALGO) or treatment as usual (TAU). The ALGO intervention included a clinical coordinator to assist the physicians and administer a patient and family education program. The primary comparison in the schizophrenia module of TMAP was between patients seen in(More)
OBJECTIVE Cognitive adaptation training is a novel psychosocial treatment approach designed to improve adaptive functioning by using compensatory strategies in the home or work environment to bypass the cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia. The authors tested the effect of cognitive adaptation training on level of adaptive functioning in(More)
There has been little research investigating how symptoms of schizophrenia and changes in symptomatology across the course of the illness relate to measures of quality of life in patients. We examined this issue in 45 patients assessed at hospital admission for illness exacerbation, at stabilization (prior to discharge) and at follow-up (5-9 months(More)
In a previous study, we found that cognitive adaptation training (CAT)--a manual-driven program of environmental supports designed to bypass cognitive deficits--improved multiple domains of outcome in schizophrenia patients recently discharged from a State psychiatric facility. The present study examined the efficacy of CAT in a sample of patients who had(More)
The present study examined the concurrent and predictive validity of the Allen Cognitive Levels (ACL) Assessment in a sample of 110 medicated patients with schizophrenia who received the ACL at discharge from a state psychiatric facility. Subsamples within this group of patients had received an Activities of Daily Living assessment (n = 64) and a(More)
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