Preventing poor vocational functioning in psychosis through early intervention

Wenche Ten Velden Hegelstad, Kolbjorn S. Bronnick, Helene Eidsmo Barder, Julie Horgen Evensen, Ulrik Haahr, Inge Joa, Jan Olav Johannessen, Johannes Langeveld, Tor Ketil Larsen, Ingrid Melle, Stein Opjordsmoen, Bjørn Rishovd Rund, Jan Ivar Rossberg, Erik Simonsen, Per Wiggen Vaglum, Thomas H. McGlashan, Svein Friis

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Objective: This study tested the hypothesis that early detection of psychosis improves long-term vocational functioning through the prevention of negative symptom development. Methods: Generalized estimating equations and mediation analysis were conducted to examine the association between employment and negative symptoms over ten years among patients in geographic areas characterized by usual detection (N=140) or early detection (N=141) of psychosis. Results: Improved vocational outcome after ten years among patients in the early-detection area was mediated by lower levels of negative symptoms during the first five years. Regardless of symptoms, rates of full-time employment or study were lower among patients in the usual-detection versus the early-detection area. Conclusions: Patients from an early-detection area attained lower negative symptom levels earlier compared with patients from a usual-detection area, which seemed to have facilitated vocational careers.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)100-103
Antal sider4
TidsskriftPsychiatric Services
Vol/bind68
Udgave nummer1
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 2017

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