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BACKGROUND Health utility and quality of life (QoL) are increasingly important outcome measures in healthcare and health economics. AIMS To compare the loss of subjective QoL and utility-based health-related quality of life (HRQoL) associated with psychotic disorders. METHOD A representative sample of 8028 Finns was screened for psychotic disorders and(More)
We investigated inflammatory markers in psychotic disorders and their association with metabolic comorbidity, antipsychotic medication, smoking, alcohol use, physical condition, and mood. From the population-based Finnish Health 2000 study, we identified all persons with schizophrenia (n=45), other nonaffective psychosis (ONAP) (n=57), affective psychosis(More)
Persons with psychotic disorder may have poorer visual acuity (VA). The aim of the study is to investigate in a general population the prevalence of impaired habitual VA and self-reported difficulties in vision among persons with different psychotic disorders. A nationally representative sample of 6,663 persons aged 30 or older whose binocular VA for(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological data on alcohol-induced psychotic disorder and delirium (alcohol-induced psychotic syndrome, AIPS) are scarce. AIMS To investigate the epidemiology of AIPS, the risk factors for developing AIPS among people with alcohol dependence, and mortality associated with alcohol dependence with or without AIPS, in a sample drawn from the(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated mortality and its determinants in people with psychotic disorder. METHODS A nationally representative two-stage cluster sample of 8028 persons aged 30 years or older from Finland was selected for a comprehensive health survey conducted from 2000 to 2001. Participants were screened for psychotic disorder, and screen-positive(More)
BACKGROUND Up-to-date epidemiological data on depressive disorders is needed to understand changes in population health and health care utilization. This study aims to assess the prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) and dysthymia in the Finnish population and possible changes during the past 11 years. METHODS In a nationally representative sample(More)
There are few reports on mobility limitations in persons with psychotic disorder although restrictions in mobility may aggravate the general functional limitations of these patients. Our aim was to investigate mobility limitations among subjects with psychotic disorder in a general population-based sample. A nationally representative sample of 6,927 persons(More)
OBJECTIVE The determinants of everyday functioning in persons with psychotic disorder have not been widely studied in community dwelling samples. Our aim was to investigate limitations in everyday functioning among subjects with psychotic disorders in a population-based study. METHOD Everyday functioning was assessed in a nationally representative sample(More)
Almost all schizophrenia patients suffer from various cognitive symptoms that cause difficulties in everyday living and lower the quality of life even when psychotic symptoms are in remission. Defects in social cognition constitute special problems that relate to recognizing facial expressions and understanding social situations, for example. There is no(More)
Hearing impairment is associated with psychotic symptoms, but has not been systematically studied in people with psychotic disorder. We used a population-based sample of 6654 persons aged 30+ to compare hearing, as measured by audiometry, in persons with schizophrenia, other non-affective psychosis and affective psychosis in the general population. The(More)