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dc.contributor.authorRebgetz, Shane
dc.contributor.authorHides, Leanne
dc.contributor.authorKavanagh, David J
dc.contributor.authorDawe, Sharon
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Ross M
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-17T22:21:47Z
dc.date.available2018-01-17T22:21:47Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0213-6163
dc.identifier.doi10.4321/S0213-61632014000400003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/68962
dc.description.abstractBackground and Objectives: Cannabis use is common in early psychosis and has been linked to adverse outcomes. However, factors that influence and maintain change in cannabis use in this population are poorly understood. An existing prospective dataset was used to predict abstinence from cannabis use over the 6 months following inpatient admission for early psychosis. Methods: Participants were 67 inpatients with early psychosis who had used cannabis in the 6 weeks prior to admission. Current diagnoses of psychotic and substance use disorders were confirmed using a clinical checklist and structured diagnostic interview. Measures of clinical, substance use and social and occupational functioning were administered at baseline and at least fortnightly over the 6-month follow up. Results: No substance use or clinical variables were associated with 6-months' of cannabis abstinence. Only Caucasian ethnicity, living in private accommodation and receiving an income before the admission were predictive. Only private accommodation and receiving an income were significant predictors of abstinence when these variables were entered into a multivariate analysis. Conclusions: While the observed relationships do not necessarily imply causation, they suggest that more optimal substance use outcomes could be achieved by addressing the accommodation and employment needs of patients.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversidad de Zaragoza
dc.publisher.placeSpain
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom218
dc.relation.ispartofpageto229
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Psychiatry
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.titleA prospective study of natural recovery from cannabis use in early psychosis
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorDawe, Sharon


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