Signe Olrik Wallenstein Jensen

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to describe secular trends in the average age of death in patients with schizophrenia and to compare these with the general population. METHODS This is a longitudinal linkage study from 1 January 1980 to 31 December 2010 using the Danish Psychiatric Research Register and the Danish Cause of Death Register. Data(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with severe mental illnesses have an increased physical morbidity and premature mortality on account of somatic diseases. Patients with mental illness are nursed and cared for by the staff, who may acts as role models for the patients. AIMS The study tested the efficacy of an intervention programme for improving physical health in(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore changes in the diagnosed incidence of early onset schizophrenia (EOS) from 1971 to 2010. METHOD Examination of incidence rates of schizophrenia in patients under 18 years of age, using a nationwide, population-based, mental health register. RESULTS The age-standardized incidence rate (IR) of EOS in the period 1971-2010 was 3.17 (95%(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of second-generation antipsychotics on cognitive function in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. METHOD Multiple-treatments meta-analysis model. RESULTS On cognitive composite score, sertindole was superior to clozapine, effect size (ES) 0.87; 95% CI: 0.12-1.63, quetiapine, ES 0.75; 95%(More)
OBJECTIVE Few studies of cognitive functioning in children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) have been conducted. The aim of this study was to examine the neurocognitive and intelligence profile of this clinical group. METHOD The study was a matched case-control (N = 188), multi-centre study including children and adolescents with AN (N = 94) and(More)
OBJECTIVES Systematic suicide risk assessment is recommended for patients with schizophrenia; however, little is known about the implementation of suicide risk assessment in routine clinical practice. The study aimed to determine the use of systematic suicide risk assessment at discharge and predictors of suicide attempt among hospitalized patients with(More)
In a nationwide study using linkage of Danish hospital registers we examined predictors of hip fracture (ICD-10: S72) in 15,431 patients with schizophrenia (ICD-10: F20 or ICD-8: 295) and 3,807,597 population controls. Shorter education, disability pension, lifetime alcohol abuse, somatic co-morbidity, antipsychotics (IRR=1.19; 95% CI 1.15-1.24),(More)
Poor insight has a negative impact on the outcome in schizophrenia; consequently, poor insight is a logical target for treatment. However, neither medication nor psychosocial interventions have been demonstrated to improve poor insight. A method originally designed for diabetes patients to improve their illness management, Guided Self-Determination (GSD),(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with psychiatric illness have increased somatic morbidity and increased mortality. Knowledge of how to integrate the prevention and care of somatic illness into the treatment of psychiatric patients is required. The aims of this study were to investigate whether an intervention programme to improve physical health is effective. METHODS(More)