Psychotic-like experiences in the general community: The correlates of CIDI psychosis screen items in an Australian sample

Scott, J, Chant, D, Andrews, G and McGrath, J (2006). Psychotic-like experiences in the general community: The correlates of CIDI psychosis screen items in an Australian sample. In: Schizophrenia Research : Abstracts of the XIIIth Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia Research. XIIIth Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia Research, Davos, Switzerland, (67-67). 4-10 February, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2006.01.006


Author Scott, J
Chant, D
Andrews, G
McGrath, J
Title of paper Psychotic-like experiences in the general community: The correlates of CIDI psychosis screen items in an Australian sample
Conference name XIIIth Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia Research
Conference location Davos, Switzerland
Conference dates 4-10 February, 2006
Proceedings title Schizophrenia Research : Abstracts of the XIIIth Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia Research   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Schizophrenia Research   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Poster
DOI 10.1016/j.schres.2006.01.006
ISSN 0920-9964
Volume 81
Issue Supplement 1
Start page 67
End page 67
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Background:
Apart from individuals with clinical psychosis,
community surveys have shown that many otherwise well individuals
endorse items designed to identify psychosis. The aim of this
study was to characterize the demographic correlates of individuals
who endorse psychosis screening items in a large general community
sample.

Methods
:
The National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
interviewed 10,641 individuals living in private dwellings in Australia.
As part of a diagnostic interview (the CIDI), respondents
were asked between three and six items originally designed to
screen for potential psychosis. We examined the impact of selected
demographic variables on endorsement of these items including sex,
age, marital status, migrant status, urban/rural status, employment,
education, and socio-economic status.

Results:

An estimated 11.7% of the Australian population
endorsed at least one psychosis-screening item. Significantly higher
endorsement was associated with younger age, migrants from non-
English speaking backgrounds, those that had never married or who
were divorced/separated, unemployed, those living in urban regions
and those from the lowest socioeconomic levels.

Conclusions:

Many of the correlates of endorsement of psychosis-
screen items are also associated with psychosis. Unravelling
the factors that contribute to this broader nonclinical phenotype will
aid our understanding of psychosis.
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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