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    Quality of life measures in schizophrenia.

    Authors
    Bobes J, García-Portilla P, Sáiz PA, et al. 
    Institution

    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Oviedo, Julián Clavería, 6, 33006 Oviedo, Spain. bobes@uniovi.es

    Source
    Eur Psychiatry 2005 Oct.:S313-7.
    Abstract

    The recognition of the importance of evaluating the quality of life of patients with schizophrenia highlighted the importance of developing appropriate instruments. In this paper we review the available quality of life instruments focusing on their conceptual framework, structure, administration and psychometric properties. First, we address the generic instruments that have been validated for schizophrenic populations, namely the World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment (WHOQOL), the Medical Outcome Study (MOS) 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the EuroQoL-5 Dimensions (EQ-5D). Then, we focus on instruments that have been specifically developed for patients with schizophrenia and other or severe mentally illness such as the Quality of Life Scale (QLS), the Quality of Life Interview (QoLI), the Lancashire Quality of Life Profile (LQoLP), the Sevilla Quality of Life Questionnaire (SQLQ), the Personal Evaluation of Transitions in Treatment (PETIT), and the Quality of Life Questionnaire in Schizophrenia (S-QoL).

    Mesh
    Health Status
    Humans
    Quality of Life
    Questionnaires
    Schizophrenia
    Schizophrenic Psychology
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Journal Article Review
    PubMed ID

    16459242

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