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Robertson DA, Hargreaves A, Kelleher EB, Morris D, Gill M, Corvin A, Donohoe G
2013
May
Schizophrenia Research
Social dysfunction in schizophrenia: an investigation of the GAF scale's sensitivity to deficits in social cognition.
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Schizophrenia is accompanied by significant impairment in psychosocial functioning, which is only partially explained by clinical symptom severity. Recently, these impairments have been strongly associated with deficits in neurocognition and social cognition. Although the Global Assessment of Function (GAF) scale remains the most widely used measure of psychosocial function in clinical practice, it is unclear whether this instrument is sensitive to changes in cognition, or merely provides a snapshot of symptom severity. To investigate this, we assessed whether variation in GAF score was explained by performance on measures of neurocognitive and social cognition, particularly after variation associated with symptom severity had been accounted for.
10.1016/j.schres.2013.01.016
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