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dc.contributor.authorBjørnestad, Jone Ravndal
dc.contributor.authorJoa, Inge
dc.contributor.authorLarsen, Tor Ketil
dc.contributor.authorLangeveld, Johannes H.
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Larry
dc.contributor.authorHegelstad, Wenche
dc.contributor.authorAnda-Ågotnes, Liss Gøril
dc.contributor.authorVeseth, Marius
dc.contributor.authorMelle, Ingrid
dc.contributor.authorJohannessen, Jan Olav
dc.contributor.authorBrønnick, Kolbjørn Selvåg
dc.identifier.citationBjørnestad, J.R. et al. (2016) "Everyone Needs a Friend Sometimes" - social predictors of long-term remission in first episode psychosis. Frontiers in Psychology, 7nb_NO
dc.description.abstractBackground: Predictors of long-term symptomatic remission are crucial to the successful tailoring of treatment in first episode psychosis. There is lack of studies distinguishing the predictive effects of different social factors. This prevents a valid evaluating of their independent effects. Objectives: To test specific social baseline predictors of long-term remission. We hypothesized that first, satisfaction with social relations predicts remission; second, that frequency of social interaction predicts remission; and third, that the effect of friend relationship satisfaction and frequency will be greater than that of family relations satisfaction and frequency. Material and Methods: A sample of first episode psychosis (n D 186) completed baseline measures of social functioning, as well as clinical assessments. We compared groups of remitted and non-remitted individuals using generalized estimating equations analyses. Results: Frequency of social interaction with friends was a significant positive predictor of remission over a two-year period. Neither global perceived social satisfaction nor frequency of family interaction showed significant effects. Conclusions: The study findings are of particular clinical importance since frequency of friendship interaction is a possibly malleable factor. Frequency of interaction could be affected through behavioral modification and therapy already from an early stage in the course, and thus increase remission rates.nb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectfirst-episode psychosisnb_NO
dc.subjectbaseline predictorsnb_NO
dc.subjectlong-term remissionnb_NO
dc.title"Everyone Needs a Friend Sometimes" - social predictors of long-term remission in first episode psychosisnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2016 the authorsnb_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Klinisk medisinske fag: 750::Psykiatri, barnepsykiatri: 757nb_NO
dc.source.journalFrontiers in Psychologynb_NO
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