* The UK700 Group is a collaborative study team involving four clinical centres:
Neuropsychological performance of psychotic patients in community care: results from the UK700 study
Article first published online: 6 APR 2002
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume 104, Issue Supplement s408, pages 81–91, November 2001
How to Cite
Gilvarry, C. M., Barber, J. A., Van Os, J., Murray, R. M. and UK700 Group* (2001), Neuropsychological performance of psychotic patients in community care: results from the UK700 study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 104: 81–91. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0447.2001.00103.x
- Issue published online: 6 APR 2002
- Article first published online: 6 APR 2002
- affective psychosis
Objective: To compare cognitive performance in chronic schizophrenic and affective psychotic patients maintained in community care.
Method: We studied a sample of community-based patients (n=707) with chronic psychotic disorders. Neuropsychological assessment was completed using the National Adult Reading Test (NART) and the Trail Making Test (TMT).
Results: Affective psychotic patients had higher premorbid IQ than schizophrenic patients before adjustment for confounding factors (P=0.03); however, after adjustment for ethnic group and social class this became non-significant (P=0.19). There were no significant differences between groups on the TMT, parts A or B.
Conclusion: Unlike studies suggesting that schizophrenic patients are more cognitively impaired than affective psychotic patients, our study suggests a degree of cognitive homogeneity between those patients who develop a chronic illness. Measures of premorbid IQ suggest that this cognitive homogeneity exists prior to the onset of illness.