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Article: The impact of family experience on the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in Hong Kong

TitleThe impact of family experience on the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsCarer
Duration of untreated psychosis
Knowledge
Psychoeducation
Issue Date2005
PublisherSpringer Medizin. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/steinkopff/psychiatrie/journal/127
Citation
Social Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2005, v. 40 n. 5, p. 350-356 How to Cite?
Abstract
Background: Previous family experience of psychotic illness may play an important role in whether and when a patient seeks help in first-episode psychosis. This study investigated the relationship between family experience of psychosis and the duration of untreated psychosis in a prospective sample of first-episode psychosis patients in Hong Kong. We also studied the effects of pre-morbid adjustment, educational level, living alone, and mode of onset as potential determinants of the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP). Methods: A total of 131 first-ep isode psychosis patients in Hong Kong were recruited in a study of the DUP and related factors. The Interview for the Retrospective Assessment of the Onset of Schizophrenia (IRAOS) was used to measure the DUP and to provide a structured assessment of family history, educational level, household arrangement, and mode of onset. Results: Previous family experience of psychiatric illness (the presence of another family member who has been receiving psychiatric treatment) and an acute mode of onset were significant predictors of a shorter DUP. Educational level had a modest effect on its own, but was not significant in the binary logistic regression model. Living alone had a moderate effect size, but was non-significant, possibly because of the small proportion of single-person households in the sample. The symptom profile, pre-morbid adjustment, and other demographic factors were not significantly related to the DUP. Conclusion: In addition to the mode of onset, previous family experience plays an important role in the presentation of early psychosis. Educational efforts that target the family should be an important part of any strategy for the early detection of psychosis. © Steinkopff Verlag 2005.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81615
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
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dc.contributor.authorChen, EYHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDunn, ELWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMiao, MYKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, WSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, WFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, RYLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChung, KFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, WNen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:19:55Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:19:55Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2005, v. 40 n. 5, p. 350-356en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0933-7954en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81615-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Previous family experience of psychotic illness may play an important role in whether and when a patient seeks help in first-episode psychosis. This study investigated the relationship between family experience of psychosis and the duration of untreated psychosis in a prospective sample of first-episode psychosis patients in Hong Kong. We also studied the effects of pre-morbid adjustment, educational level, living alone, and mode of onset as potential determinants of the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP). Methods: A total of 131 first-ep isode psychosis patients in Hong Kong were recruited in a study of the DUP and related factors. The Interview for the Retrospective Assessment of the Onset of Schizophrenia (IRAOS) was used to measure the DUP and to provide a structured assessment of family history, educational level, household arrangement, and mode of onset. Results: Previous family experience of psychiatric illness (the presence of another family member who has been receiving psychiatric treatment) and an acute mode of onset were significant predictors of a shorter DUP. Educational level had a modest effect on its own, but was not significant in the binary logistic regression model. Living alone had a moderate effect size, but was non-significant, possibly because of the small proportion of single-person households in the sample. The symptom profile, pre-morbid adjustment, and other demographic factors were not significantly related to the DUP. Conclusion: In addition to the mode of onset, previous family experience plays an important role in the presentation of early psychosis. Educational efforts that target the family should be an important part of any strategy for the early detection of psychosis. © Steinkopff Verlag 2005.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Medizin. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/steinkopff/psychiatrie/journal/127 en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subjectCareren_HK
dc.subjectDuration of untreated psychosisen_HK
dc.subjectKnowledgeen_HK
dc.subjectPsychoeducationen_HK
dc.titleThe impact of family experience on the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChen, EYH: eyhchen@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChung, KF: kfchung@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00127-005-0908-zen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid15902405en_HK
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