A cross-sectional study to investigate current social adjustment of offspring of patients with schizophrenia

Terzian, A. C. C., Andreoli, S. B., de Oliveira, L. M., Mari, J. D. and McGrath, J. J. (2007) A cross-sectional study to investigate current social adjustment of offspring of patients with schizophrenia. European Archives of Psychiatry And Clinical Neuroscience, 257 4: 230-236. doi:10.1007/s00406-007-0714-6


Author Terzian, A. C. C.
Andreoli, S. B.
de Oliveira, L. M.
Mari, J. D.
McGrath, J. J.
Title A cross-sectional study to investigate current social adjustment of offspring of patients with schizophrenia
Journal name European Archives of Psychiatry And Clinical Neuroscience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0940-1334
Publication date 2007-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00406-007-0714-6
Volume 257
Issue 4
Start page 230
End page 236
Total pages 7
Editor Sedvall, G.
Deakin, J. F. W.
Place of publication Darmstadt
Publisher Dr Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
321204 Mental Health
730211 Mental health
Abstract Objective To investigate the impact of parental disorder in the life of adult offspring by evaluating education, current employment and marital status of a sample of offspring of patients with schizophrenia and comparing findings with population rates. Methods A sample of 489 patients with DSM-IV diagnoses of schizophrenia was identified in the public outpatient mental health services of the city of Cuiaba, Brazil. Of these patients, 294 had children, and a total of 828 offspring were identified. Data for 431 offspring aged 18 years or older were collected using a structured questionnaire answered by the patient-parent and a family member. Results The percentage of age-grade discrepancy for offspring aged 18 and 19 years was 59.2% (95% CI 45.4-73.0), not significantly different from the discrepancy rate for the same age group in the general population, which was 71.1%. Offspring of patients with schizophrenia had a significantly poorer employment situation than the general population (66.7% and 75.6%; 95% CI 62.1-71.3). Fewer male offspring were married than males in the general population (54.7% and 66.0%; 95% CI 48.2-61.2). Conclusion Adult offspring of patients with schizophrenia had social adjustment problems that were markedly reflected in employment and marital status.
Keyword Clinical Neurology
Psychiatry
schizophrenia
child of impaired parents
social adjustment
cross-sectional studies
Jerusalem Infant Development
High-risk
Psychiatric-disorder
Adolescent Children
Follow-up
Fertility
Mothers
Family
Behavior
Outcomes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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