Occupation and first episode psychosis in Northern Italy: better outcomes for migrants.
AuthorTarricone, I; Morgan, C; Boydell, J; Panigada, S; Morigi, R; Braca, M; Sutti, E; Boldri, P; Di Forti, M; Murray, RM; ...
Source TitleEarly Intervention in Psychiatry: the development, onset and treatment of emerging mental disorders
University of Melbourne Author/sMurray, Robin
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsTarricone, I., Morgan, C., Boydell, J., Panigada, S., Morigi, R., Braca, M., Sutti, E., Boldri, P., Di Forti, M., Murray, R. M. & Berardi, D. (2017). Occupation and first episode psychosis in Northern Italy: better outcomes for migrants.. Early Interv Psychiatry, 11 (6), pp.522-525. https://doi.org/10.1111/eip.12325.
Access StatusOpen Access
AIMS: Many studies show that migrants have a higher incidence of psychosis compared to natives, but the influence of migration on psychosis outcomes is little investigated. We aimed to evaluate the occupational outcomes of a first episode psychosis (FEP) sample in Bologna (Northern Italy). METHODS: An incidence cohort of FEP patients presenting at the Bologna West Community Mental Health Centers between 2002 and 2009 was assessed at the baseline and at 12th month follow-up. Return to school or work was used as occupational outcome. RESULTS: Most of the patients (82.8%) were still in contact at 12 months. Migrants showed significantly higher rate of return to work compared to natives (adjusted OR 4.45, 95% CI 1.55-12.76). CONCLUSIONS: First generation migrants had better occupational outcomes. Further cross-cultural studies are needed to further explain these findings.
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