Investigating Trajectories of Social Recovery in Individuals with First Episode Psychosis:A Latent Class Growth Analysis

Hodgekins, Joanne, Birchwood, Max, Christopher, Rose, Marshall, Max, Coker, Sian, Everard, Linda, Lester, Helen, Jones, Peter, Amos, Tim, Singh, Swaran, Sharma, Vimal, Freemantle, Nicholas and Fowler, David (2015) Investigating Trajectories of Social Recovery in Individuals with First Episode Psychosis:A Latent Class Growth Analysis. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 207 (6). pp. 536-543. ISSN 0007-1250

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Abstract

Background Social disability is a hallmark of severe mental illness yet individual differences and factors predicting outcome are largely unknown. Aim To explore trajectories and predictors of social recovery following a first episode of psychosis (FEP). Method A sample of 764 individuals with FEP were assessed on entry into early intervention in psychosis (EIP) services and followed up over 12 months. Social recovery profiles were examined using latent class growth analysis. Results Three types of social recovery profile were identified: Low Stable (66%), Moderate-Increasing (27%), and High-Decreasing (7%). Poor social recovery was predicted by male gender, ethnic minority status, younger age at onset of psychosis, increased negative symptoms, and poor premorbid adjustment. Conclusions Social disability is prevalent in FEP, although distinct recovery profiles are evident. Where social disability is present on entry into EIP services it can remain stable, highlighting a need for targeted intervention. Declaration of interest None

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2015. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 12:00
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2020 00:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/54983
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.153486

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