Quality of Life in Schizophrenic Patients

AUTHORS

Naema Khodadadi 1 , Mojgan Baghaie 2 , * , Haeideh Mahmudi 1 , Farzaneh Sheikholeslami 1

1 MSc of Psychiatric Nursing, Shahid Beheshti School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan Medical Science University, Rasht, Iran.

2 MSc of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Shahid Beheshti School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan Medical Science University, Rasht, Iran.

How to Cite: Khodadadi N, Baghaie M, Mahmudi H, Sheikholeslami F. Quality of Life in Schizophrenic Patients, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(1):e93676.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (1); e93676
Published Online: May 14, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: July 18, 2010
Accepted: November 28, 2010
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Abstract

Background: Nowadays, quality of life (QoL) is an important indicator of treatment outcome and it's evaluation in schizophrenic patients will be vital. So, this study is conducted to compare QoL in schizophrenic patients and healthy people in Rasht, Guilan.

Materials and Method: This study is a cross-sectional descriptive survey that was done on 52 patients with schizophrenia referred to Shafa hospital with convenience sampling method and 153 healthy people of Rasht by cluster method. Data collection instrument was a 3 part questionnaire consisting demographic-social questionnaire, WHO QoL questionnaire, and mental status assessment form. Data gathered by interview and analyzed with SPSS software using descriptive and inferential statistics (χ2, ANOVA, independent-t test).

Results: Our finding indicated that patients and healthy individuals QoL had overall statistically significant difference (p<0.0001), and it's general (p<0.006), physical (p<0.0001), psychiatric (p<0.001), and social relationship (p<0.015).

Conclusion: According result, schizophrenic clients compare with healthy people had lower QoL level that need special attention to improve treatment and their post-discharge care with focus on social relationship in this group of patients. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(1): 61-66]

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