Characteristics of Parents With High Expressed Emotion and Related Factors A Study of Parents of Adults With SchizophreniaKageyama, Masako, RN, PHN, PhD*; Solomon, Phyllis, PhD†The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: December 2018 - Volume 206 - Issue 12 - p 955–961 doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000902 Original Articles Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics This study aimed to clarify characteristics of parents with high expressed emotion (EE) and related factors among parents of adults with schizophrenia. In total, 73 (25.3%) of the 289 parents had high EE (Family Attitude Scale [FAS] score ≥60), and 216 (74.7%) had low EE (FAS score <60). A multiple logistic regression analysis showed that high EE parents were more distressed (odds ratio [OR] = 1.27; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.16–1.39) and experienced more physical violence from their adult children with schizophrenia (OR = 2.86; 95% CI = 1.28–6.43); the children with schizophrenia had been hospitalized at time of survey (OR = 6.54; 95% CI = 1.10–38.89) and were less likely to attend rehabilitation services (OR = 2.56; 95% CI = 1.06–6.17). Practitioners need to provide crisis intervention, home-visiting services, and support services for parents during hospitalization of their children with schizophrenia. *Department of Health Promotion Science, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan; and †School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Send reprint requests to Masako Kageyama, RN, PHN, PhD, Department of Health Promotion Science, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-7 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.