Substance users had asignificantly higher rate of hospitalizations during the follow-up after adjusting for age, gender and other potential confounders (OR 5.84, 95% CI 2.44-13.97, p≤0.001).
This study showed the independent effect of substance use on FEP course. Clinical implications will be discussed.
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