Causal attributions, pathway to care and clinical features of first-episode psychosis: a South African perspective.

@article{Burns2011CausalAP,
  title={Causal attributions, pathway to care and clinical features of first-episode psychosis: a South African perspective.},
  author={Jonathan Kenneth Burns and Khatija Jhazbhay and Martin Kidd and Robin Alexander Emsley},
  journal={The International journal of social psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={538-45}
}
BACKGROUND Causal belief systems and help-seeking practices may impact on pathway to care and features of first-episode psychosis (FEP) that have prognostic value. This is particularly relevant in South Africa where many people subscribe to traditional belief systems and consult traditional healers. AIM To evaluate the relationship between causal attributions and pathway to care and features of FEP that have prognostic value. METHOD We tested associations between causal attributions and… CONTINUE READING