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Background: The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics and efficacy of psychoeducational family intervention for persons with schizophrenia in rural China. Methods: A cluster randomised controlled trial of psychoeducational family intervention for families experiencing schizophrenia (three groups, 326 cases) was conducted in Xinjin County,(More)
BACKGROUND A number of studies have questioned whether the natural course of schizophrenia is more favourable in "developing" than "developed" societies and whether culture is a factor in producing a favourable course. AIMS This prospective study tests the hypothesis that the natural outcome of schizophrenia would be favourable in a Chinese rural area. (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the characteristics and factors affecting course of schizophrenia in a Chinese rural area. METHOD An epidemiological investigation was conducted to identify all the patients with schizophrenia among 149 231 people in Xinjin County, Chengdu. RESULTS The total prevalence of schizophrenia was 4.13 per 1000 population. Males had an(More)
Relatively little is known about the different characteristics of non-institutionalized geriatric and younger subjects with schizophrenia. This study compared demographic and clinical characteristics of all the geriatric, middle-age and young subjects with schizophrenia living in a Chinese rural community. Geriatric (age >/= 65 years) (N = 51), middle-age(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the quality of life of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). METHODS The PedsQL 4.0 generic core scales (Chinese Version) were administered to 73 ADHD children and 98 gender and age-matched healthy children. The parents of the children completed the Conners Parent Symptom Questionnaire. RESULTS A total of(More)
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