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Quality of life in Chinese patients with schizophrenia treated in primary care
Li,Yan1,2; Hou,Cai Lan3; Ma,Xin Rong4; Zhong,Bao Liang5; Zang,Yu6; Jia,Fu Jun3; Lin,Yong Qiang3; Lai,Kelly Y.C.2; Chiu,Helen F.K.2; Ungvari,Gabor S.7,8; Hall,Brian J.9,10; Cai,Mei Ying11; Ng,Chee H.12; Xiang,Yu Tao13
2019-06-19
Source PublicationPsychiatry Research
ISSN18727123 01651781
Volume254Pages:80-84
AbstractIn 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.
KeywordChina Primary care Quality of life Schizophrenia
DOI10.1016/j.psychres.2017.04.049
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.The National Clinical Research Center for Mental DisordersChina & Mood Disorders CenterBeijing Anding HospitalCapital Medical University,Beijing,China
2.Department of Psychiatrythe Chinese University of Hong Kong,Hong Kong SAR,China
3.Guangdong Mental Health CenterGuangdong General Hospital & Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences,China
4.Ningxia Mental Health Center,China
5.The Affiliated Mental Health CenterTongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science & Technology,Wuhan,China
6.Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Psychological Healthcare & Shenzhen Institute of Mental HealthShenzhen Kangning Hospital & Shenzhen Mental Health Center,Shenzhen,China
7.The University of Notre Dame Australia/Marian Centre,Perth,Australia
8.School of Psychiatry & Clinical NeurosciencesUniversity of Western Australia,Perth,Australia
9.Global and Community Mental Health Research GroupDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Macau,Macao SAR,Macao
10.Department of HealthBehavior and SocietyJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Baltimore,United States
11.Guangzhou Yuexiu Center for Disease Control and Prevention,China
12.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Melbourne,Melbourne,Australia
13.Unit of PsychiatryFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Macau,Macao SAR,Macao
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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,2019,254:80-84.
APA Li,Yan.,Hou,Cai Lan.,Ma,Xin Rong.,Zhong,Bao Liang.,Zang,Yu.,...&Xiang,Yu Tao.(2019).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(2019):80-84.
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