Table 2.

Illness variables and side-effects scores between the depot (n=26) and oral (n=26) antipsychotic groups

Depot Oral P
AIMS, Abnormal Involuntary Movements Scale; BARS, Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale; BPRS, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale; ESES, Extra Pyramidal Side Effects Scale.
*These values are statistically significant.
Age of onset, mean (s.d.) 24.3 (6.64) 28.0 (10.34) 0.22
Duration of illness, mean (s.d.) 20.2 (9.50) 14.1 (9.12) 0.02*
Involuntary admission, n (%)
     Yes 20 (76.92) 14 (53.85) 0.07
     No 6 (23.08) 12 (46.15)
Side-effect scores
     BPRS, mean (s.d.) 27.0 (7.37) 29.0 (8.51) 0.36
     BARS, mean (s.d.) 2.5 (2.56) 1.5 (2.12) 0.15
     ESES, mean (s.d.) 1.0 (1.51) 0.9 (1.35) 0.79
     AIMS, mean (s.d.) 2.4 (2.26) 1.3 (2.8) 0.004*