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Table 1 Details of course and outcome of the sample at 5 years

From: Insight, psychopathology, explanatory models and outcome of schizophrenia in India: a prospective 5-year cohort study

Characteristic No. (%) Median Mean (SD) Range
Remission 65 (68.4) - - -
No. with relapses of psychosis after initial episode 24 (25.2) - - -
No. who returned to pre-morbid functioning1 14 (14.7) - - -
Regular hospital attendance over 5 years2 22 (23.2) - - -
Regular medication compliance over 5 years3 24 (25.3) - - -
Supervision of medication by family/carer4 43 (45.3)    
PANSS Total score - 34 43.99 (17.42) 30-92
BPRS Total score - 27 33.87 (15.85) 24-92
SAI-E Total score - 33 26.02 (12.18) 1-35
WHODAS II Total score - 8 12.72 (13.52) 0-48
Total duration of illness since onset (months) - 80 91.3 (32.0) 24-252
Total duration in psychotic episodes since onset (months) - 48 56.1(40.6) 8-192
No. of visits to hospital in 5 years6 - 19 22.3 (13.9) 2-54
No. of missed appointments over 5 years6 - 53 43.8 (23.4) 0-70
Preferred explanatory model at 5 year:   - - -
- disease model 52 (54.7)    
- non-medical model 43 (45.3)   
  1. BPRS- Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale; SAI-E- Schedule for Assessment of Insight-Expanded; PANSS- Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale; WHODAS-II-WHO Disability Assessment Scale-II; 1-Pre-morbid functioning assessment by consensus between medical record and primary carer’s evaluation; 2- Regular hospital attendance over 5 years as per medical records; 3- Medication compliance assessment by consensus between medical record and primary carer's evaluation; 4- Supervision of medication by family/carer over 5-year period; 6- as per medical records.