1998 issue 3


Volume 7, issue 3


Early-onset schizophrenia and later occupational activity: 23-years follow-up

Irena Krupka-Matuszczyk1
1. I Kliniki Psychiatrii Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej w Lublińcu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, 339-343
Keywords: early-onset schizophrenia, follow-up, occupational activity


The relationships between early-onset of schizophrenia and later (23-years) occupational activity were studied in a follow-up of 142 schizophrenic patients who had been hospitalized for the first time during adolescence (at the age of 13-18 years). A significant correlation was found between early onset of the illness on the one hand and later poor occupational functioning and frequent disability on the other hand. At follow-up men were on disability pension more often than women but also did paid work more often than women. Women, more often than men, had no disability pension or were unemployed.

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