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Study of Relapses in Schizophrenia using the Life table method

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Source : Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 29(3), 263-267

Url : https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21927250/

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Business

Year : 1987

Abstract : The life table has been used to study mortality and survival in a population and also the pattern of course of various chronic medical illnesses. In this study, the life table has been applied to a cohort of well defined Schizophrenic patients undergoing a long term followup. The probability of occurence of relapses, time of maximum risk for occurence of relapses are estimated using the life table technique. The life table shows a steep fall in the percentage of Non-relapsers from 85% at the end of first year to 35% at the end of the third year. Projected survival rate at the end of 5 years, using the second degree parabola curve, is only 2 % which needs to be tested by further followup.

Cite this Research Publication : R. Tara, T.N.Srinivasan, S. Rajkumar, K. Jayaraman (1987). Study of Relapses in Schizophrenia using the Life table method. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 29(3), 263-267

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