Profile and Determinants of Disability in Psychotic Disorders in Nigeria.

Related Articles

Profile and Determinants of Disability in Psychotic Disorders in Nigeria.

Community Ment Health J. 2016 Dec 1;

Authors: Lasebikan VO, Ayinde O

Abstract
We compared profile and predictors of disability among 210 patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar I disorder with psychosis and depression with psychosis, respectively in a Nigerian clinical population, using the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule, (2.0). Severity of psychosis was determined with Positive and Negative Symptoms Scale, functioning was assessed using the Global Assessment of Functioning Scale, medication adherence with the Medication Adherence Questionnaire. Analyses were by SPSS 20.0. There were remarkable differences in the predictors of disability across these psychotic disorders. The findings strengthens the significance of psychosocial rehabilitation in patients with psychosis as clinical remission and medication adherence did not equate functional recovery.

PMID: 27909826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]