Journal article

A longitudinal study of patient- and observer-rated quality of life in schizophrenia

PB Fitzgerald, ARA de Castella, K Filia, J Collins, K Brewer, CL Williams, P Davey, J Kulkarni

Psychiatry Research | ELSEVIER SCI IRELAND LTD | Published : 2003

Abstract

Patient-rated life satisfaction and observer-rated quality of life (ORQOL) appear to have different determinants in patients with schizophrenia, although most studies conducted to date have used cross-sectional methods or related clinical dimensions at one time point with quality of life (QOL) measured at another. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between changes in patient-rated QOL (PRQOL) and ORQOL over time and changes in clinical variables. Two hundred and thirty-one patients taking part in the Schizophrenia Care Assessment Program (SCAP) study at Dandenong in Australia were included in this analysis. Subjective ratings of several domains of social functioning an..

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