Journal article

Subjective and objective quality of life at first presentation with psychosis

Laoise Renwick, Jonathan Drennan, Ann Sheridan, Liz Owens, John Lyne, Brian O'Donoghue, Anthony Kinsella, Niall Turner, Eadbhard O'Callaghan, Mary Clarke

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

AIM: Quality of life (QOL) in first-episode psychosis (FEP) is impaired when compared to non-clinical controls and several clinical factors including symptoms and untreated psychosis have been linked with poorer QOL. Measurement methods are varied, however, resulting in inconsistent findings and there is a need to simultaneously combine subjective and objective measures of QOL. METHODS: We examined both subjective (n = 128) and objective QOL (n = 178) in a catchment area cohort of individuals with FEP (n = 222) to determine correspondence between patient satisfaction and clinician-rated functional domains. We also examined the contribution of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics to ..

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