Usefulness of the UCSD performance-based skills assessment (UPSA) for predicting residential independence in patients with chronic schizophrenia.

@article{Mausbach2008UsefulnessOT,
  title={Usefulness of the UCSD performance-based skills assessment (UPSA) for predicting residential independence in patients with chronic schizophrenia.},
  author={Brent T Mausbach and Christopher R Bowie and Philip D. Harvey and Elizabeth W Twamley and Sherrill R Goldman and Dilip V. Jeste and Thomas L Patterson},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={320-7}
}
The objective of this study was to examine the sensitivity and specificity of a performance-based measure of functional capacity, the UCSD Performance-based Skills Assessment (UPSA), for the prediction of independent living status in patients with chronic schizophrenia-related conditions. A sample of 434 adults with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder was administered the UPSA and assessed for independent living status. Participants were classified as "independent" if they were living… CONTINUE READING