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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants

From: Experiences of antipsychotic use in patients with early psychosis: a two-year follow-up study

  Baseline 2 year follow up
Gender
 Male (n) 7  
 Female (n) 13  
Mean age (range) 24.6 (16–40)  
Diagnosis (n)
 Schizophrenia 6 6
 Schizoaffective disorder 2 3
 Affective psychosis with mood-incongruent features 1 2
 Delusional disorder 2 2
 Psychotic disorder NOS 6 4
Drug induced psychosis 3 3a
PANSS mean (range)   
 Positive symptoms 18.7 (11–29) 10.4 (7–16)
 Negative symptoms 16.6 (7–33) 9.1 (7–15)
 General symptoms 36.4 (21–50) 24.4 (16–36)
 Total symptoms 71.7 (46–112) 43.9 (30–63)
Number of Hospital b admissions mean (range)   2.5 (1–7)
Total time in hospital b(mean weeks) (range)   33.8 (2–104)
QLF at 2 year follow-upc
mean (range)
  
Evaluation of own health   3.6 (2–5)
Health in general   4.5 (2–6)
Physical condition   3.9 (2–6)
Emotional well-being   4.6 (3–7)
Life in general (repeated? question)   4.9 (3–7)
  1. aAt two year follow up these patients fullfilled DSM-IV citeria for 305.90 (Abuse)
  2. bPatients’ satisfaction with different aspects of own life (Subjective Quality of Life) as measured by the “Delighted-terrible” scale
  3. 1 = Terrible - 7 = Delighted.
  4. cpatient from baseline to follow-up