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Quality of life in Chinese patients with schizophrenia treated in primary care
Li, Yan1; Hou, Cai-Lan2; Ma, Xin-Rong3; Zhong, Bao-Liang4; Zang, Yu5; Jia, Fu-Jun6; Lin, Yong-Qiang2; Lai, Kelly Y. C.7; Chiu, Helen F. K.7; Ungvari, Gabor S.8; Hall, Brian J.9; Cai, Mei-Ying10; Ng, Chee H.11; Xiang, Yu-Tao12
2017-08
Source PublicationPSYCHIATRY RESEARCH
ISSN0165-1781
Volume254Pages:80-84
Abstract

In China, maintenance treatment for clinically stable patients with schizophrenia is usually provided by primary care physicians. This study examined the quality of life (QOL) in patients with schizophrenia treated in primary care and explored the demographic and clinical characteristics associated with QOL. Altogether, 612 patients with schizophrenia treated in 22 randomly selected primary care services in China formed the study sample. QOL, psychotic and depressive symptoms, extra-pyramidal symptoms and insight were assessed using standardized instruments. Data analyses were conducted with the one sample t-test and multiple linear regression analyses. Compared with the normative data for the Chinese general population, significantly lower scores in physical and mental QOL domains were found in the patient group. Older age, being unemployed, major medical conditions, no smoking, more severe depressive and negative symptoms, more frequent insomnia, and suicidality were independently associated with poor physical QOL. Male gender, more severe depressive and anxiety symptoms, more frequent insomnia, and suicidality were independently associated with poor mental QOL. Patients with schizophrenia treated in primary care had lower level of QOL in comparison with general population. Effective measures need to be implemented to improve their QOL.

KeywordSchizophrenia Quality Of Life Primary Care China
DOIhttp://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.04.049
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Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychiatry
WOS SubjectPsychiatry
WOS IDWOS:000404498600013
PublisherELSEVIER IRELAND LTD
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CollectionDEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Faculty of Health Sciences
Corresponding AuthorJia, Fu-Jun; Xiang, Yu-Tao
Affiliation1.The National Clinical Research Center for Mental Disorders, China & Mood Disorders Center, Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China; Department of Psychiatry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
2.Guangdong Mental Health Center, Guangdong General Hospital & Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangdong Province, China
3.Ningxia Mental Health Center, Ningxia Ning-An Hospital, Ningxia Province, China
4.The Affiliated Mental Health Center, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China
5.Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Psychological Healthcare & Shenzhen Institute of Mental Health, Shenzhen Kangning Hospital & Shenzhen Mental Health Center, Shenzhen, China
6.Guangdong Mental Health Center, Guangdong General Hospital & Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangdong Province, China
7.Department of Psychiatry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
8.The University of Notre Dame Australia/Marian Centre, Perth, Australia; School of Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
9.Global and Community Mental Health Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Macau, Macao SAR, China; Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.
10.Guangzhou Yuexiu Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangdong Province, China.
11.Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
12.Unit of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Macao SAR, China.
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Health Sciences
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Li, Yan,Hou, Cai-Lan,Ma, Xin-Rong,et al. Quality of life in Chinese patients with schizophrenia treated in primary care[J]. PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH,2017,254:80-84.
APA Li, Yan.,Hou, Cai-Lan.,Ma, Xin-Rong.,Zhong, Bao-Liang.,Zang, Yu.,...&Xiang, Yu-Tao.(2017).Quality of life in Chinese patients with schizophrenia treated in primary care.PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH,254,80-84.
MLA Li, Yan,et al."Quality of life in Chinese patients with schizophrenia treated in primary care".PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH 254(2017):80-84.
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