Table 3

Total duration of psychotic episodes (in months) during 60 months of follow-up by intervention condition and by diagnostic group (n=73)

n Mean s.d. U1P
1.Mann—Whitney test, two-tailed.
2.Nine families were not randomised: three families ceased the treatment in an early phase; three families refused the expressed-emotion assessment and could not be randomised; three families refused randomisation.
3.DSM—III—R, as classified at discharge from the intervention.
Intervention condition2
Standard 33 18.82 24.29 470 0.57
Standard+family 31 16.35 23.15
Schizophrenia3
No 31 11.23 19.77 431 0.01
Yes 42 25.05 26.09