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Table 1 Assessment instruments

From: A five-year randomized parallel and blinded clinical trial of an extended specialized early intervention vs. regular care in the early phase of psychotic disorders: study protocol

Assessment Instrument
Psychopathology Scale for the Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS) [41]*
Scale for the Assessment Negative Symptoms (SANS) [42]*
Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) [43]*
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) [44]*
Functioning Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (GAF) [45]*
Social and Occupational Functioning Scale (SOFAS) [46]**
Productivity Interview Questionnaire (adapted from the Client Socio-Demographic and Service Receipt Inventory) [47]*
Life Skills Profile [48]**
Medication and side effects Patient Compliance Interview [49]*
Medication Compliance: Pill Count Form [49,50]*
Substance use Chemical Use/Abuse/Dependence-Scale (CUAD) [51]*
Time Line Follow Back [40]*
Working alliance Working Alliance Inventory (WAI) [52]**
Randomization preference Self administered questionnaire***
Quality of life Life Satisfaction and Psychological Well-being domains of the Wisconsin Quality of Life-Client version [53]**
Duration of untreated psychosis Circumstances of Onset and Relapse Schedule (CORS) [11]***
Promorbid adjustment Premorbid Adjustment Scale (PAS) [52]***
Service use including hospital admittance and total bed days Self administered questionnaire with list of services received
Regie de l’Assurance-maladie du Quebec (Quebec medical insurance; RAMQ)****
Med-Echo (for hospitalizations)****
  1. *Assessed at each evaluation (every 3 months).
  2. **Assessed at every second evaluation (every 6 months).
  3. ***Assessed once at baseline.
  4. ****Assessed post study completion.