The classification of first episode schizophrenia: a cluster-analytical approach.

@article{Lastra2000TheCO,
  title={The classification of first episode schizophrenia: a cluster-analytical approach.},
  author={Idalia Lastra and Jose L. Vazquez-Barquero and Sara Herrera Castanedo and Manuel J. Cuesta and M E V{\'a}zquez-Bourgon and G. Dunn},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2000},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={
          26-31
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This paper examines, using data from the Cantabria First Episode Schizophrenia Study, the usefulness of subdividing, using a cluster analysis technique, this schizophrenia population into subgroups with similar symptoms profiles in terms of SANS and SAPS. METHOD Diagnostic characteristics were determined using the Present State Examination (PSE-9) and the SANS/SAPS. Premorbid adjustment was assessed using a scale developed combining the Gittelman and Klein's Scales, and the… CONTINUE READING