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Subjective assessments of the quality of life, well-being and self-efficacy in patients with schizophrenia.
Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2009 Aug; 63(4):521-8.PC

Abstract

AIM

The present study examined three kinds of subjective assessment scales in the same patient group with schizophrenia to analyze the correlations among scores obtained in relation to the background data.

METHOD

Thirty-six patients with schizophrenia were examined with the 26-item short form of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHO-QOL 26), Subjective Well-being under Neuroleptic drug treatment: Short Japanese version (SWNS) and Self-Efficacy for Community Life scale (SECL) for subjective assessment scales, five kinds of neurocognitive tests, Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) for clinical symptom, Social Functioning Scale (SFS), and Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale for social functioning.

RESULT

The scores for delusions (components of positive syndrome), anxiety and depression (components of general psychopathology) on the PANSS significantly correlated with QoL and subjective well-being scores. In contrast, the scores for components of negative syndrome were not correlated with the subjective assessment scores. Furthermore, none of the clinical symptom scores were correlated with the score in self-efficacy scale. The SFS and GAF scores were significantly correlated with the subjective assessment scores. There were significant correlations among the scores on the three subjective assessment scales.

CONCLUSION

Each scale has different features and should be utilized depending upon the expected effect of treatment or the purpose of assessment. The treatments provided to patients must be directed at improving both psychological and social impairments, in order to enhance the social functioning and QoL of patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neuropsychiatry, Ginza Taimei Clinic, Tokyo, Japan. gi026037@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19531107

Citation

Chino, Bun, et al. "Subjective Assessments of the Quality of Life, Well-being and Self-efficacy in Patients With Schizophrenia." Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, vol. 63, no. 4, 2009, pp. 521-8.
Chino B, Nemoto T, Fujii C, et al. Subjective assessments of the quality of life, well-being and self-efficacy in patients with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2009;63(4):521-8.
Chino, B., Nemoto, T., Fujii, C., & Mizuno, M. (2009). Subjective assessments of the quality of life, well-being and self-efficacy in patients with schizophrenia. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 63(4), 521-8. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1819.2009.01995.x
Chino B, et al. Subjective Assessments of the Quality of Life, Well-being and Self-efficacy in Patients With Schizophrenia. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2009;63(4):521-8. PubMed PMID: 19531107.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Subjective assessments of the quality of life, well-being and self-efficacy in patients with schizophrenia. AU - Chino,Bun, AU - Nemoto,Takahiro, AU - Fujii,Chiyo, AU - Mizuno,Masafumi, Y1 - 2009/06/15/ PY - 2009/6/18/entrez PY - 2009/6/18/pubmed PY - 2009/10/14/medline SP - 521 EP - 8 JF - Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences JO - Psychiatry Clin Neurosci VL - 63 IS - 4 N2 - AIM: The present study examined three kinds of subjective assessment scales in the same patient group with schizophrenia to analyze the correlations among scores obtained in relation to the background data. METHOD: Thirty-six patients with schizophrenia were examined with the 26-item short form of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHO-QOL 26), Subjective Well-being under Neuroleptic drug treatment: Short Japanese version (SWNS) and Self-Efficacy for Community Life scale (SECL) for subjective assessment scales, five kinds of neurocognitive tests, Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) for clinical symptom, Social Functioning Scale (SFS), and Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale for social functioning. RESULT: The scores for delusions (components of positive syndrome), anxiety and depression (components of general psychopathology) on the PANSS significantly correlated with QoL and subjective well-being scores. In contrast, the scores for components of negative syndrome were not correlated with the subjective assessment scores. Furthermore, none of the clinical symptom scores were correlated with the score in self-efficacy scale. The SFS and GAF scores were significantly correlated with the subjective assessment scores. There were significant correlations among the scores on the three subjective assessment scales. CONCLUSION: Each scale has different features and should be utilized depending upon the expected effect of treatment or the purpose of assessment. The treatments provided to patients must be directed at improving both psychological and social impairments, in order to enhance the social functioning and QoL of patients. SN - 1440-1819 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19531107/Subjective_assessments_of_the_quality_of_life_well_being_and_self_efficacy_in_patients_with_schizophrenia_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -