The Poor General Health of the Severely Mentally Ill: Impact of Schizophrenic Diagnosis

@article{Chafetz2005ThePG,
  title={The Poor General Health of the Severely Mentally Ill: Impact of Schizophrenic Diagnosis},
  author={R. N. Linda Chafetz and R. N. Mary C. White and R. N. Gerri Collins-Bride and John Nickens},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={41},
  pages={169-184}
}
This study focused on poor health among the severely mentally ill and additional risks associated with schizophrenia. Records of 781 clients in short-term residential treatment programs provided data. The schizophrenic subgroup was compared to others in bivariate analyses, with significant findings included in logistic regression. Those with schizophrenia were more likely to be male, unemployed, and insured by MediCal/Medicare. Most health problems occurred at similar rates across diagnoses… CONTINUE READING

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