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Minor Physical Anomalies in Japanese Patients With Schizophrenia

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Title: Minor Physical Anomalies in Japanese Patients With Schizophrenia
Authors: Fujimaru, Kosuke / Imamura, Akira / Tsujita, Takahiro / Uraguchi, Mayuko / Hashida, Aoi / Mori, Takatoshi / Matsumoto, Sumitaka / Matsumoto, Shyunji / Okazaki, Yuji / Nakane, Yoshibumi
Issue Date: 17-Dec-2002
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 2002, 47(3-4), p.133-137
Abstract: We assessed the prevalence of minor physical anomalies (MPAs) in Japanese patients with schizophrenia (n=313) and normal controls (n=128) using the Waldrop scale. There was a significant difference in the scale scores between the patients with schizophrenia and control subjects (U=17274.5, p=0.02). Patients had significantly more MPAs than controls on the individual scale items of malformed ears (p=0.039), furrowed tongue (p=0.006), high steepled palate (p=0.041) and head circumference which was 1.5 SDs below the average of normal controls (p=0.015). When we defined subjects at or above the median MPA score to be in the high anomaly group, significantly more patients than normal controls were represented in this group (p=0.033). Waldrop scores were not found to be related to age at onset of schizophrenia.
Keywords: minor physical anomalies / schizophrenia / Waldrop scale / neurodevelopment / age of onset / high steepled palate
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16224
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 47, No. 3-4

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