Correlates of change in functional status of institutionalized geriatric schizophrenic patients: focus on medical comorbidity.

@article{Friedman2002CorrelatesOC,
  title={Correlates of change in functional status of institutionalized geriatric schizophrenic patients: focus on medical comorbidity.},
  author={Joseph I. Friedman and Philip D. Harvey and Susan Regina McGurk and Leonard White and Michael Parrella and Tenko Raykov and Thomas S. Coleman and David N Adler and Kenneth L. Davis},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={159 8},
  pages={1388-94}
}
OBJECTIVE Impairment in basic self-care skills is common in patients with schizophrenia and is even more severe in elderly patients with a chronic course of institutional care. While cognitive impairment has proven to be a major predictor of overall functional deficit in schizophrenia, other potential factors, such as medical comorbidity, need to be considered. METHOD Geriatric institutionalized schizophrenic patients (N=124) were assessed three times over 4 years to determine levels of… CONTINUE READING

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