Background factors as determinants of satisfaction with care Background factors as determinants of satisfaction with care among first-episode psychosis patients.
2005 (English)In: Soc Psychiatry Psychiatry Epidemiology:1–6, Vol. 1-6, no DOI 10.1007, s00127-005 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: To evaluate the impact of demographic and psychosocial background factors and psychiatric and functional status before and at admission on the patients' satisfaction with care (PSC) among, first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients. Method: One year after entering the Parachute Project, 134 FEP patients completed a patient satisfaction questionnaire. Results Twenty-nine per cent of the variance of PSC was explained by factors such as educational level, social network, duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) and Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) the year prior to onset. Conclusion: Affecting the public knowledge in psychiatric problems and psychiatric treatment, together with early intervention strategies aiming to decrease the prodromal and DUP period among FEP patients, can positively influence the pa:ients' experience of given care. By increasing the cnowledge of available psychiatric treatment, the sense of powerlessness might decrease among the affected persons, and the possibility of early help seeking might increase.
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2005. Vol. 1-6, no DOI 10.1007, s00127-005 p.
patient satisfaction, first-episode psychosis, background factors, schizophrenia
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-19025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-19025DiVA: diva2:185548