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Clinical characteristics and objective living conditions in relation to quality of life among community-based individuals of schizophrenia in Hong Kong.
Qual Life Res. 2006 Nov; 15(9):1459-69.QL

Abstract

Quality of life (QOL) has gained importance as an outcome measure for people with schizophrenia living in the community following deinstitutionalization. This study aims at exploring the effects of clinical characteristics and objective living conditions on QOL. In this study, 201 community-based individuals with schizophrenia were recruited from five different types of objective living conditions comprising long stay care home, halfway house, supported hostel/housing, living with family, and living alone. Clinical characteristics including cognitive abilities, symptom levels, and community/social functioning were assessed by the Allen Cognitive Level Screen, the Scales for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms and Positive Symptoms, and the Chinese version of the Multnomah Community Ability Scale respectively. The outcome measure of QOL was measured by the Chinese version of the WHO Quality of Life Measure. Analysis of covariance showed significant differences in community/social functioning, cognitive abilities, and negative symptoms; but not in QOL under different objective living conditions. Further simultaneous multiple regressions found out that community/social functioning was the robust significant predictor of QOL. Yet caution should be noted in making the conclusion with the objective living condition of long stay care home, as it provides a protective element for the perseverance of QOL.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. yeungkaching@hku.hkNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16957873

Citation

Yeung, Frederick Ka Ching, and Sunny Ho Wan Chan. "Clinical Characteristics and Objective Living Conditions in Relation to Quality of Life Among Community-based Individuals of Schizophrenia in Hong Kong." Quality of Life Research : an International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation, vol. 15, no. 9, 2006, pp. 1459-69.
Yeung FK, Chan SH. Clinical characteristics and objective living conditions in relation to quality of life among community-based individuals of schizophrenia in Hong Kong. Qual Life Res. 2006;15(9):1459-69.
Yeung, F. K., & Chan, S. H. (2006). Clinical characteristics and objective living conditions in relation to quality of life among community-based individuals of schizophrenia in Hong Kong. Quality of Life Research : an International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation, 15(9), 1459-69.
Yeung FK, Chan SH. Clinical Characteristics and Objective Living Conditions in Relation to Quality of Life Among Community-based Individuals of Schizophrenia in Hong Kong. Qual Life Res. 2006;15(9):1459-69. PubMed PMID: 16957873.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Clinical characteristics and objective living conditions in relation to quality of life among community-based individuals of schizophrenia in Hong Kong. AU - Yeung,Frederick Ka Ching, AU - Chan,Sunny Ho Wan, Y1 - 2006/09/07/ PY - 2006/04/12/accepted PY - 2006/9/8/pubmed PY - 2007/2/3/medline PY - 2006/9/8/entrez SP - 1459 EP - 69 JF - Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation JO - Qual Life Res VL - 15 IS - 9 N2 - Quality of life (QOL) has gained importance as an outcome measure for people with schizophrenia living in the community following deinstitutionalization. This study aims at exploring the effects of clinical characteristics and objective living conditions on QOL. In this study, 201 community-based individuals with schizophrenia were recruited from five different types of objective living conditions comprising long stay care home, halfway house, supported hostel/housing, living with family, and living alone. Clinical characteristics including cognitive abilities, symptom levels, and community/social functioning were assessed by the Allen Cognitive Level Screen, the Scales for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms and Positive Symptoms, and the Chinese version of the Multnomah Community Ability Scale respectively. The outcome measure of QOL was measured by the Chinese version of the WHO Quality of Life Measure. Analysis of covariance showed significant differences in community/social functioning, cognitive abilities, and negative symptoms; but not in QOL under different objective living conditions. Further simultaneous multiple regressions found out that community/social functioning was the robust significant predictor of QOL. Yet caution should be noted in making the conclusion with the objective living condition of long stay care home, as it provides a protective element for the perseverance of QOL. SN - 0962-9343 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16957873/Clinical_characteristics_and_objective_living_conditions_in_relation_to_quality_of_life_among_community_based_individuals_of_schizophrenia_in_Hong_Kong_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-006-0006-z DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -