The prediction of recovery using a multivariate model in 1471 depressed inpatients.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242.
European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience (Impact Factor: 3.36). 02/1991; 241(1):41-5. DOI: 10.1007/BF02193753
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ABSTRACT Stepwise multiple logistic regression was used in an attempt to develop a statistical model which would predict "recovery" in a group of 1471 depressives admitted to a tertiary care hospital. Six variables identified by this approach included: Electroconvulsive therapy, personality disorder, chronicity, anxiety disorder, organic mental disorder, and dysthymia. The meaning and significance of the findings are discussed.

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