Short-term symptomatic and functional outcomes of schizophrenia in Butajira, Ethiopia

@article{Kebede2005ShorttermSA,
  title={Short-term symptomatic and functional outcomes of schizophrenia in Butajira, Ethiopia},
  author={Derege Kebede and Atalay Alem and Teshome Shibre and Alemayehu Negash and Girmay Medhin},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={78},
  pages={171-185}
}
BACKGROUND Prospective outcome studies based on a community sample of mostly neuroleptic naive cases of schizophrenia are uncommon. OBJECTIVES To describe short-term symptomatic and functional outcomes of schizophrenia, and potential predictors of outcome. METHODS After a baseline assessment, 63 incident and 208 prevalent cases of schizophrenia were followed by a yearly clinical assessment for an average of 2.5 (range 1-4) years. Scores of negative symptoms and positive symptoms were used… CONTINUE READING

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