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Quality of life in community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia in China
Xiang Y.-T.5; Hou Y.-Z.5; Yan F.5; Dixon L.B.7; Ungvari G.S.8; Dickerson F.2; Li W.-Y.3; Li W.-X.4; Zhu Y.-L.1; Chan S.S.M.6; Lee E.H.M.6; Chiu H.F.K.6
Source PublicationJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
ISSN00223018 1539736X
AbstractThe aim of this study was to assess Chinese schizophrenia patients' quality of life (QOL) and identify its demographic and clinical correlates. A random sample of 540 community-dwelling schizophrenia patients was interviewed using standardized assessment instruments. The patients' basic sociodemographic and clinical data and QOL were collected. Compared with the general population, patients had significantly lower scores in the physical and psychological QOL domains. Multivariate analyses showed that better social support independently predicted higher QOL in all domains, whereas more severe positive symptoms predicted worse psychological and environmental domains. Overall psychopathology predicted both worse physical and psychological domains; depressive symptoms and being married predicted worse physical and social QOL, respectively. Our results suggest that therapeutic and psychosocial interventions alleviating positive and depressive symptoms and improving poor social support and marriage-related problems in Chinese patients with schizophrenia might be of considerable benefit in improving their QOL. © 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
KeywordChina quality of life Schizophrenia social support
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CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
Affiliation1.Mental Healthcare Institution of Changping District
2.The Stanley Research Program at Sheppard Pratt
3.The Third Hospital of Chaoyang District
4.Mental Healthcare Institution of Haidian District
5.Beijing An Ding Hospital, Capital Medical University
6.Chinese University of Hong Kong
7.University of Maryland, Baltimore
8.University of Notre Dame Australia
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Xiang Y.-T.,Hou Y.-Z.,Yan F.,et al. Quality of life in community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia in China[J]. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease,2012,200(7):584-587.
APA Xiang Y.-T.,Hou Y.-Z.,Yan F.,Dixon L.B.,Ungvari G.S.,Dickerson F.,Li W.-Y.,Li W.-X.,Zhu Y.-L.,Chan S.S.M.,Lee E.H.M.,&Chiu H.F.K..(2012).Quality of life in community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia in China.Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease,200(7),584-587.
MLA Xiang Y.-T.,et al."Quality of life in community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia in China".Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 200.7(2012):584-587.
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