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Conference Paper: A case-controlled study on the outcome of an early intervention programme for psychosis (EASY)

TitleA case-controlled study on the outcome of an early intervention programme for psychosis (EASY)
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
The 12th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR 2009), San Diego, CA., 28 March-1 April 2009. In Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2009, v. 35 suppl. 1, p. 134, ID: 551148 How to Cite?
AbstractIn an attempt to improve the outcome for psychotic disorders, the EASY (Early Assessment Service for Young People with Psychosis) programme was launched in Hong Kong in 2001. Being one of the first in Asia, it comprised of two major components, namely early detection and critical period intervention. Comparison was made with a matched historical control group under standard care where the first psychotic episode was usually managed under in-patient care, followed by relatively sparse outpatient visits with little psychosocial support. The EASY service provides specialized multidisciplinary team to offer a comprehensive package of intervention targeting the specific needs of patients and their carers at this stage of the disorder. It adopts a case-management approach and assertively follows first-episode patients for 2 years after the initial episode. Results at three years showed that EI patients had fewer days in hospital, better functional outcome, lower likelihood of disengagement from service, and less aggressive behaviour, completed suicides or suicide attempts. No significant difference was found for relapses and the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) suggesting that in Hong Kong, the improved outcome was not mediated by these two variables. The present study suggests that early psychosis programme in Hong Kong is successful in improving the 3-year outcome of psychotic disorders. The effect appears to be attributable to improved intervention rather than to a reduction of DUP, relapses or atypical medication.
DescriptionThis journal suppl. entitled: Abstracts for the 12th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR)
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/62686
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dc.contributor.authorChiu, CPYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, EYHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, YMJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHui, CLMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLaw, CWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, MLMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTso, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChung, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, GHYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, Ken_HK
dc.contributor.authorHung, SFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYew, CWSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTay, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, KCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-13T04:06:52Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-13T04:06:52Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 12th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR 2009), San Diego, CA., 28 March-1 April 2009. In Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2009, v. 35 suppl. 1, p. 134, ID: 551148en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0586-7614en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/62686-
dc.descriptionThis journal suppl. entitled: Abstracts for the 12th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR)-
dc.description.abstractIn an attempt to improve the outcome for psychotic disorders, the EASY (Early Assessment Service for Young People with Psychosis) programme was launched in Hong Kong in 2001. Being one of the first in Asia, it comprised of two major components, namely early detection and critical period intervention. Comparison was made with a matched historical control group under standard care where the first psychotic episode was usually managed under in-patient care, followed by relatively sparse outpatient visits with little psychosocial support. The EASY service provides specialized multidisciplinary team to offer a comprehensive package of intervention targeting the specific needs of patients and their carers at this stage of the disorder. It adopts a case-management approach and assertively follows first-episode patients for 2 years after the initial episode. Results at three years showed that EI patients had fewer days in hospital, better functional outcome, lower likelihood of disengagement from service, and less aggressive behaviour, completed suicides or suicide attempts. No significant difference was found for relapses and the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) suggesting that in Hong Kong, the improved outcome was not mediated by these two variables. The present study suggests that early psychosis programme in Hong Kong is successful in improving the 3-year outcome of psychotic disorders. The effect appears to be attributable to improved intervention rather than to a reduction of DUP, relapses or atypical medication.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSchizophrenia Bulletin-
dc.rightsSchizophrenia Bulletin. Copyright © Oxford University Press.en_HK
dc.titleA case-controlled study on the outcome of an early intervention programme for psychosis (EASY)en_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChiu, CPY: chiupyc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChen, EYH: eyhchen@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHui, CLM: christyh@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLaw, CW: lawcw@HKUCC.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, MLM: maylam11@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, GHY: ghywong@HKUCC-COM.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailYew, CWS: carolyew@graduate.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChiu, CPY=rp00291en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChen, EYH=rp00392en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/schbul/sbn173-
dc.identifier.pmid19252181-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC2651108-
dc.identifier.hkuros160653en_HK
dc.identifier.volume35-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. 1-
dc.identifier.spage134, ID: 551148-
dc.identifier.epage134, ID: 551148-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000263964700003-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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