Endorsement of CIDI psychosis screening items in the Australian Survey of Mental Health and Well being

McGrath, J., White, P., Mowry, B., Chant, D., Slade, T. and Andrews, G. (2000). Endorsement of CIDI psychosis screening items in the Australian Survey of Mental Health and Well being. In: Schizophrenia Research: Abstracts of the Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia. Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia, Davos, Switzerland, (44-44). 11 - 15 February, 2000. doi:10.1016/S0920-9964(00)90395-5


Author McGrath, J.
White, P.
Mowry, B.
Chant, D.
Slade, T.
Andrews, G.
Title of paper Endorsement of CIDI psychosis screening items in the Australian Survey of Mental Health and Well being
Conference name Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia
Conference location Davos, Switzerland
Conference dates 11 - 15 February, 2000
Proceedings title Schizophrenia Research: Abstracts of the Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Schizophrenia Research   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2000
DOI 10.1016/S0920-9964(00)90395-5
ISSN 0920-9964
Volume 41
Issue 1
Start page 44
End page 44
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper presents preliminary analysis of the endorsement of the CIDI Psychosis Screening items in a large Australian community sample. CIDI interviews were completed on a representative sample of 10,641 individuals living in private dwellings in Australia. The items examined constructs related to thought control/interference (G1), ideas of reference (G2), and special powers (G3). If endorsed, each item had a follow-up probe (G1A telepathy; G2A things arranged with special meaning; G3A -- group acceptability). The final item (G4) asked if the respondent had been told that they had schizophrenia. This paper presents the frequency of endorsement, and examines the impact of age and sex on these items. Endorsement of the items was G1 =5.86°/,,, G1A=0.70%, G2=4.84%, G2A=l.31%, G3=3.41%, G3A=2.65%, and G4=0.65%. If screen-positives are defined as two or more 'hits', then 0.41% of the sample met this criterion. Younger participants were significantly more likely to be screen-positive. Items G1, G1A, G2 and G2A were endorsed more frequently by younger participants while there were no significant age effects identified in items G3 or G4. There was a nonsignificant trend for females to endorse item G1 more frequently than males (p = 0.07), but there were no signficant gender differences on the other items. Many individuals who were 'screen-negative' for psychosis endorsed CIDI items related to thought controls, ideas of reference and special powers, suggesting that there may be a 'continuum' of experiences in the population. The impact of age on the distribution of these measures suggests either differential biological vulnerability to these experiences and/or differential cultural factors influencing endorsement of the items. The implications of these findings on our understanding of the symptoms of psychosis will be discussed. The survey was funded by the Commonwealth Dept. of Health and Family Services. The Stanley Foundation supported this project.
Subjects 110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
111714 Mental Health
Keyword Psychiatry
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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