The course of functional decline in geriatric patients with schizophrenia: cognitive-functional and clinical symptoms as determinants of change.

@article{Harvey2003TheCO,
  title={The course of functional decline in geriatric patients with schizophrenia: cognitive-functional and clinical symptoms as determinants of change.},
  author={Philip D. Harvey and Hillary Bertisch and Joseph I. Friedman and Sue M. Marcus and Michael Parrella and Leonard White and Kenneth L. Davis},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={610-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Authors sought to use a cognitive assessment instrument validated for assessing low-functioning patients to broaden knowledge about the rate and correlates of functional decline. METHODS Patients were examined across a wide range of baseline cognitive and functional status, and changes in cognitive and functional status were examined. A group of 424 elderly patients with schizophrenia were followed up over a 6-year period; 280 of these manifested severe cognitive impairment at… CONTINUE READING

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