Analysis of Social Class by LCA in Patients with Schizophrenia: Change in Psychopathology after 12 Month of Treatment


Saylan M., Ucok A. , Uguz S., Treuer T., Sir A.

KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, cilt.19, ss.29-38, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.29-38

Özet

Objective: The social factors may contribute to the heterogeneous course of schizophrenia and relationship between these factors and the level of care received is complex. Social factors may influence access to treatment and outcome of the disease. Current diagnostic systems classify longitudinal course of schizophrenia based on symptom patterns. We aimed to identify latent social classes in Turkish patients with schizophrenia who participated to IC-SOHO observational study. Latent class analysis may allow a physician to understand various patient social groups (social casemix) in a very heterogeneous patient data flow seen in everyday practice.