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The Kenya Psychosis-Risk Outcomes Study (KePROS) is a research study that aims to better understand the causes and course of the earliest stages of psychosis among young people. The project is multistage, where enrolment of youthful participants aged 14-25 years starts with pre-screening that happens at the population level in the community as well as institutions of learning. Individuals who score high on the psychotic component of WERCAP screener at taken through screening.

Why now: Unlike an earlier study the current neuropsychiatric project comprises more elaborate assessments, and for the first time involves MRI and electrophysiological investigations. Identical assessment methods with AMP SCZ promise a broad array of data that can be validly compared with that from other global populations.

Intended outcome: A major benefit of KePROS is its biomarker research capacity building in Kenya, which will facilitate future investigations beyond the current study.

Funding support: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Research team: Professor David Ndetei, Daniel Mamah, MD, Dr Victoria Mutiso

(AFRIMEB) is a public benefit organization, based in Kenya dedicated to research in mental and neurological health and, substance use to generate evidence for policy and best practice in the provision of affordable, appropriate, available and accessible mental health services.

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Africa Institute of Mental and Brain Health (AFRIMEB). Matumbato Rd, Nairobi, Kenya. P.O Box 48423-00100

+(254) 202651360