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Overall, the cohort consisted of nurses and psychiatric community nurses, psychiatrists, academics and social workers. The median number of years of experience was to be six years or longer in mental health, suggesting a high level of experience among the respondents. With an equal number of males and females in the cohort, it is highly unlikely that gender differences may have impacted on the results. Therefore, there was no need to statistically test gender as a control. The second theme in the results was aimed at estimating the prevalence of schizophrenia patients who are non UK born migrants from the following three regions: Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. With a total number of 419 identified patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, it was found that patients who were African had the highest prevalence estimates in comparison to Middle Eastern and Central and Eastern Europeans. 22.43 % were estimated to be African non UK born patients, followed by 6.68 % from the Middle East and only 4.52 % from Central and Eastern Europe. The findings deserve more attention, because what they seem to have in common from the findings in the chapter revealing Brent’s schizophrenia patients is that the highest diagnosis was found among all Black ethnicities, whether UK born or non-UK born. Somali groups in West London seem to have been the most reported country in North Africa. Therefore, one cannot attribute migratory patterns to have had an effect on the reasons for this finding. Middle Eastern and Central and Eastern European populations have been transparent groups and this serves as new knowledge in the literature. As far as I know, there have been no studies that have examined Middle Eastern populations diagnosed with schizophrenia. As for Central and Eastern Europeans, the only study known was in 230

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DECODING SCHIZOPHRENIA ACROSS CULTURES  

Thesis from Brunnel University, United Kingdom, London

DECODING SCHIZOPHRENIA ACROSS CULTURES  

Thesis from Brunnel University, United Kingdom, London

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