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Titolo:
SCHIZOPHRENIC DELUSIONS - THE DETECTION OF WARNING SIGNALS
Autore:
JORGENSEN P;
Indirizzi:
PSYCHIAT HOSP AARHUS,OPUS,TRETOMMERVEJ 1 DK-8240 RISSKOV DENMARK
Titolo Testata:
Schizophrenia research
fascicolo: 1, volume: 32, anno: 1998,
pagine: 17 - 22
SICI:
0920-9964(1998)32:1<17:SD-TDO>2.0.ZU;2-K
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PRODROMAL SYMPTOMS; RELAPSE;
Keywords:
SCHIZOPHRENIA; DELUSIONS; EARLY SIGNS; WARNING SIGNALS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
14
Recensione:
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Citazione:
P. Jorgensen, "SCHIZOPHRENIC DELUSIONS - THE DETECTION OF WARNING SIGNALS", Schizophrenia research, 32(1), 1998, pp. 17-22

Abstract

Schizophrenic delusions are important target symptoms for treatment. This study aims to identify predictors of delusion formation. Two samples of schizophrenic patients (total n=131) are examined prospectivelyevery second week during a period of 6 months. In one sample (n = 60)delusion formation (n = 27; 45%) is correlated significantly with a change in score of eight individual items from the Early Signs Scale (ESS): sleep, anxiety, concentration, irritability, coping, tiredness, depression and confusion. These eight items form the Warning Signals Scale (WSS). The predictive validity of the scale is tested in another sample (n=71), of which 43 patients (61%) have reemergence of delusions. A criterion cut-off score of greater than or equal to 5 points combines an acceptable sensitivity (77%) and specificity (68%). The scale is acceptable to patients, manageable for clinicians, and it has a highdegree of predictive validity and reliability. This makes it relevantfor implementation in ordinary clinical practice. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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