publication . Article . 2003

PMH3: IS DEPRESSION THE MAJOR CAUSE OF IMPAIRED QUALITY OF LIFE IN SCHIZOPHRENIC PATIENTS?

Mondher Toumi; Å Pettersson; Pierre-Michel Llorca; C. Lançon; S Aballéa;
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  • Published: 12 Mar 2003 Journal: Value in Health, volume 4, page 140 (issn: 1098-3015, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: Schizophrenia is a complex and invalidating disease with a wide range of symptoms and often social exclusion. Patients' quality of life is heavily impaired. The associations between the different symptoms and the QoL, as well as the possible impact of the patient management are still not well known. Our objective was to study the associations between health status, quality of life, general functioning and patient management in schizophrenic patients. METHODS: 238 schizophrenic patients were assessed in a cross sectional study with the Lehman QoL scale, EuroQoL, SF-36, Calgary Depression Scale, CGI, GAF and PANSS. At the same time the patient manageme...
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Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Policy, Quality of life, Mental health, Antipsychotic drug, Patient management, Schizophrenia, medicine.disease, medicine, Depression scale, business.industry, business, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Disease, Cross-sectional study
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