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Factor analysis of schizophrenic symptoms using the OPCRIT checklist

Cardno, A. G., Jones, L. A., Murphy, K. C., Asherson, P., Scott, L. C., Williams, Julie, Owen, Michael John and McGuffin, P. 1996. Factor analysis of schizophrenic symptoms using the OPCRIT checklist. Schizophrenia Research 22 (3) , pp. 233-239. 10.1016/S0920-9964(96)00060-6

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Factor analysis was performed on OPCRIT checklist psychotic symptoms rated on 102 patients with DSM-III-R schizophrenia. An initial three-factor solution produced positive, negative, and disorganisation factors. However, application of the scree test suggested five substantive factors, with the positive factor dividing into three factors characterised, respectively, by paranoid symptoms, first rank delusions and first rank hallucinations.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0920-9964
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:39

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