The International Pilot Study of Schizophrenia: five-year follow-up findings

Psychol Med. 1992 Feb;22(1):131-45. doi: 10.1017/s0033291700032797.


A five-year follow-up of the patients initially included in the International Pilot Study of Schizophrenia was conducted in eight of the nine centres. Adequate information was obtained for 807 patients, representing 76% of the initial cohort. Clinical and social outcomes were significantly better for patients in Agra and Ibadan than for those in the centres in developed countries. In Cali, only social outcome was significantly better.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living / psychology
  • Adult
  • Bias
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison*
  • Developing Countries*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation*
  • Male
  • Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / statistics & numerical data
  • Psychometrics
  • Schizophrenia / rehabilitation*
  • Schizophrenic Psychology*
  • Social Adjustment
  • Socioeconomic Factors