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25th European Congress of Psychiatry / European Psychiatry 41S (2017) S106–S169

functions and psychiatric vulnerability has not been adequately

studied, not even in people with intellectual developmental dis-

orders (IDD), whose rate of mental health problems is up to 4 times

higher than the general population.


The aim of the present paper is to investigate the correlation

between specific cognitive dysfunctions or dysfunctional cognitive

patterns and the presence of specific psychiatric symptoms and

syndromes in people with IDD.


A sample of 52 individuals with IDD consecutively

attending a clinical facility for multidisciplinary evaluation, in Flor-

ence, Italy was assessed through the SPAID (psychiatric instrument

for intellectual disabled adult) system, the WAIS III - R (Wechsler

adult intelligence scale III – Revised), the TMT (trial making test),

and other neuropsychological tools. Psychiatric diagnoseswere for-

mulated by expert clinicians in accordance to DC-LD or DM-ID

criteria. The main procedure of the data statistical elaboration was

the calculation of frequency and correlation indexes.


Some relevant correlations have been found, that

between executive frontal functions, autistic traits and impulse

control disorder, and that between working memory and bipolar

disorder were among the strongest.


In people with IDD some cognitive alterations or

‘characteristics’ significantly correlate with the presence of psy-

chiatric disorders. The possibility to understand the nature of this

relationship seems to increase with the degree of specificity of vari-

ables in both the cognitive and the psychopathological assessment.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their decla-

ration of competing interest.


QuIQ (quick instrument for quality of

life): A new instrument for a rapid

assessment of generic quality of life

A. Bianco

, D.

Scuticchio , M. Piva Merli , M.O. Bertelli

CREA Research and Clinical Center, San Sebastiano Foundation,

Misericordia di Firenze, Florence, Italy

Corresponding author.


Recently, new patient-oriented outcome measures

have emerged inmental health research and practice. Among these,

generic quality of life (GQoL) has gained a central place and has

come to represent a valid endpoint in most settings, from basic

care programs to clinical trials, especially for the field of intellectual

disability (ID). However, most studies still refer to health-related

QoL, and the tools for the assessment of GQoL present many

issues related to the structure complexity and administration



The purposes is to evaluate psychometric properties of a

new rapid tool for the GQoL assessment named QuIQ (quick instru-

ment for quality of life), originally constructed for use for people

with ID.


Two hundred and ten persons with ID were consec-

utively administered with the QuIQ. A part of them were also

assessed with the BASIQ, the Italian adaptation of the quality of

life instrument package. QuIQ has the same conceptual framework

and refers to the same areas of the BASIQ, but include a low num-

ber of dimensions (only attribution of importance and perception

of satisfaction) and a factor way of score attribution such as visual

analogue scale and graphic geometrical mean calculation.


QuIQ showed good internal coherence (Cronbach’s


= 0.92), inter-rater reliability (Cohen’s


> 0.93), and concurrent

validity (> 0.8) with BASIQ.


These findings seem to display for the QuIQ good

psychometric characteristics. They also suggest that it could be pos-

sible to apply rapid QoL assessment to all the range of people with

ID. This could have very important implications for future massive

use in different settings.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their decla-

ration of competing interest.


Predictors of the use of psychosocial

interventions in Portugal: Results

from the SMAILE project

G. Cardos

o 1 , A.


2 ,

, A . L


2 , P. S


2 ,

J. Caldas-de-Almeida


, M. Silva



NOVA Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, NOVA

University of Lisbon, Chronic Diseases Research Centre CEDOC,

Lisboa, Portugal


University of Coimbra, CEGOT, Centre of Studies on Geography and

Spatial Planning, Coimbra, Portugal

Corresponding author.


The treatment of psychiatric disorders depends

on a combination of different types of care, such as psychiatric

treatment and psychosocial interventions. However, there is little

research on the factors that determine access to care, particularly

to psychosocial interventions.


To characterize the use of psychosocial interventions

(psychotherapy, day hospital, and psychosocial rehabilitation) in

users of outpatient psychiatric services in Portugal.


This retrospective study analyses all outpatient psychi-

atric visits in four Portuguese departments of psychiatry in the

metropolitan areas of Lisbon and Porto, and aims to evaluate the

socio-demographic and clinical determinants of psychosocial inter-



Socio-demographic and clinical variables were

obtained from clinical charts of outpatients’ visits in 2002, 2007

and 2012 (


= 2621). All patients were characterized regarding the

use of any psychosocial intervention beyond psychiatric consulta-

tions. Logistic regression analysis was performed to evaluate the

predictors of psychosocial interventions use.


Being followed in 2012, being single, having no profes-

sional activity, and having a diagnosis of psychosis or common

mental disorder were significantly associated (


< 0.05) with higher

odds of accessing psychosocial interventions. On the other hand, a

lower level of education was associated with less use of this type

of care.


Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of

psychiatric services, outpatients are determinants of the use of psy-

chosocial interventions. Evidence suggests that social inequalities

may influence the access to psychosocial interventions in Portugal.


Fundac¸ ão para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their decla-

ration of competing interest.


The burden of mental disorders in the

eastern Mediterranean region,


R. Charara

1 ,

, A . M




American University of Beirut Medical Center, Psychiatry, Beirut,



Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of

Washington, Global Health, Seattle, USA

Corresponding author.

The eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) is witnessing an increase

in mental illness. With ongoing unrest, this is expected to rise.

This is the first study to quantify the burden of mental disor-

ders in the EMR. We used data from the global burden of disease

study (GBD) 2013. DALYs (disability-adjusted life years) allow