Lower functioning predicts identification of psychosis risk screening status in help-seeking adolescents
Version of Record online: 16 JAN 2014
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Early Intervention in Psychiatry
Volume 9, Issue 5, pages 363–369, October 2015
How to Cite
Granö, N., Kallionpää, S., Karjalainen, M., Edlund, V., Saari, E., Itkonen, A., Anto, J. and Roine, M. (2015), Lower functioning predicts identification of psychosis risk screening status in help-seeking adolescents. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 9: 363–369. doi: 10.1111/eip.12118
- Issue online: 1 SEP 2015
- Version of Record online: 16 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 6 AUG 2013
- functioning ability;
- psychosis risk screening status
There is some previous evidence suggesting that the risk state for psychosis is associated with decreased functioning ability, health-related quality of life (QoL), anxiety and depression. The aim of this study is to identify which factors predict psychosis risk screening status.
The data were collected in Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland, by an early intervention team. One hundred eighty-one help-seeking adolescents (mean age 15.3 years) completed questionnaires of QoL (16D), alcohol consumption (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test), anxiety (Beck Anxiety Inventory), hopelessness (BBeck Hopelessness Scale) and depression (Beck Depression Inventory II). Functioning ability was assessed by the Global Assessment of Functioning, whereas the PROD-screen was used to interview and assess risk symptoms for psychosis.
In a logistic regression analysis, a lower functioning ability explained independently (P = 0.006) psychosis risk screening status after age, gender, alcohol consumption, QoL, anxiety, hopelessness and depression symptoms were adjusted.
The present results suggest that lower functioning ability is associated independently with psychosis risk screening status. Hence, therapeutic input for those at risk should focus upon improving functioning.