Are schizophrenic symptoms different in patients with higher education?

Ratings of 87 symptoms on a Canadian sample of 108 DSM-III schizophrenics (41 men, 67 women) were unrelated (point biserial coefficients) to their education. The only exceptions to this trend were weak correlations with ratings of apathy, insight, and of premorbid adjustment. Patients with higher education were less frequently labelled as apathetic (r = .28) or as lacking insight (r = .26) and their premorbid adjustment was better (r = .25). None of the symptoms traditionally considered as markers specific for schizophrenia was significantly related to education.

date completed: 1995-04-13
issue: 3 Pt 2
article identifier: ['10.2466/pr0.1994.75.3f.1552 [doi]']
volume: 75
status: MEDLINE
source: Psychol Rep. 1994 Dec;75(3 Pt 2):1552-4.
mesh date: 1994-12-01
date created: 1995-04-13
subset: IM
entrez date: 1994-12-01
language: ['eng']
affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
nlm unique id: 0376475
origin: PubMed
date published: 1994 Dec
authors: ['Cernovsky, Z Z', 'Landmark, J', 'Helmes, E']
publication status: ppublish
mesh terms: ['Adult', '*Educational Status', 'Female', 'Humans', 'Male', 'Ontario', 'Patient Readmission', 'Psychiatric Status Rating Scales/*statistics & numerical data', 'Psychometrics', 'Schizophrenia/*diagnosis', '*Schizophrenic Psychology', 'Social Adjustment']
pages: 1552-4
pmid: 7886179
journal title abbreviation: Psychol Rep
publication type: ['Journal Article']
owner: NLM
journal: Psychological reports

Reference: .. [Cernovsky+Al:1994] Cernovsky, Z Z; Landmark, J; & Helmes, E (1994). '**Are schizophrenic symptoms different in patients with higher education?**' *Psychological reports*. 75(3 Pt 2), pp. 1552-4.