The relationship between functional capacity and community responsibilities in middle-aged and older Latinos of Mexican origin with chronic psychosis.

@article{Crdenas2008TheRB,
  title={The relationship between functional capacity and community responsibilities in middle-aged and older Latinos of Mexican origin with chronic psychosis.},
  author={Ver{\'o}nica Judith Picos C{\'a}rdenas and Brent T Mausbach and Concepci{\'o}n Barrio and Jes{\'u}s A Bucardo and Dilip V. Jeste and Thomas L Patterson},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2008},
  volume={98 1-3},
  pages={209-16}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between scores on the UCSD Performance-based Skills Assessment (UPSA), a performance-based measure of functional capacity, and level of patient community responsibilities (i.e., work for pay; volunteer work; attend school; household duties) in a Latino sample. Participants were 58 middle-aged and older Latinos of Mexican origin (mean age=48.8 years) with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. We conducted an analysis… CONTINUE READING