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Table 2 Adherence to antipsychotic medication, use of depot antipsychotics, psychotic symptoms, relapse and admittances to hospital through two years in recent onset schizophrenia.

From: Non-adherence to antipsychotic medication, relapse and rehospitalisation in recent-onset schizophrenia

  Adherence with oral or depot antipsychotics Adherence with oral antipsychotics Use of depot antipsychotics
  Good N = 34 Not good N = 16 Chi Squ P Good N = 28 Not good N = 22 Chi Squ P Not use N = 38 Use N = 12 Chi Squ P
Persistent psychotic 6 (18%) 7 (44%) 3.85 .050 4 (14%) 9 (41%) 4.54 .033 8 (21%) 5 (42%) 2.01 .156
Relapse 6 (18%) 11 (69%) 12.66 .000 3 (11%) 14 (64%) 15.38 .000 9 (24%) 8 (67%) 7.51 .006
Admitted to hospital 10 (29%) 10 (63%) 4.96 .026 9 (32%) 11 (50%) 1.64 .201 13 (34%) 7 (58%) 2.21 .137
  Median (Range) Median (Range) P Median (Range) Median (Range) P Median (Range) Median (Range) P
Days in hospital 0 (0–295) 12 (0–264)   .038 0 (0–295) 1 (0–264)   .242 0 (0–295) 12 (0–264)   .133
Nb of hospitalisations 0 (0–7) 1 (0–16)   .011 0 (0–4) 1 (0–16)   .074 0 (0–4) 1 (0–16)   .048
Days inpatient coercion 0 (0–235) 0 (0–332)   .004 0 (0–235) 0 (0–332)   .013 0 (0–332) 10 (0–262)   .008
Days outpatient coercion 0 (0–514) 0 (0–365)   .049 0 (0–17) 0 (0–514)   .006 0 (0–360) 0 (0–514)   .004
GAF two years 59 (15–91) 48 (32–85)   .116 64 (34–91) 48 (15–85)   .014 61 (32–91) 50 (15–65)   .065
GAF change 7 (-19–16) 2 (-24–18)   .154 9 (-15–45) 0 (-20–33)   .008 8 (-20–45) 0 (-18–15)   .040