Predictors of employment status change over 2 years in people with schizophrenia living in Europe
Marwaha, Steven, Johnson, S., Bebbington, Paul, Angermeyer, Matthias C., Brugha, T. S. (Traolach S.), Azorin, Jean-Michel, Killian, Reinhold, Hansen, Karina and Toumi, Mondher. (2009) Predictors of employment status change over 2 years in people with schizophrenia living in Europe. Epidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale, Vol.18 (No.4). pp. 344-351. ISSN 1121-189XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1121189X00000324
Aim - To examine the associations of job acquisition and loss in a representative, prospective community sample of people with schizophrenia living in the UK, France and Gennany. Method - A representative sample of twelve hundred and eight people with schizophrenia were recruited from selected secondary mental health services in the U.K, France and Germany and followed up for 2 years. Information on demographic details, psychotic symptoms and work status was collected. Results - The odds of getting jobs were increased by being resident in Marseille, Leipzig, Hemer and Heilbronn and by a higher regional general population employment rate. The odds were reduced by living in Lyon, a later illness onset, a longer length of illness, a continuous illness course and more severe negative psychotic symptoms. Previous vocational training reduced the odds of losing employment, whilst living in Lyon or Leipzig, harmful use of alcohol and more positive psychotic symptoms at baseline all increased the odds. Conclusions - In addition to illness related factors, area of residence and local labour market conditions appear to be important in explaining employment status change in people with schizophrenia.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Epidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale|
|Publisher:||Pensiero Scientifico Editore|
|Official Date:||October 2009|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 344-351|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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