Journal article

Quality of Life in Schizophrenia: A Meta-Analysis of Comparative Studies

Min Dong, Li Lu, Ling Zhang, Yun-Shu Zhang, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Gang Li, Xiangfei Meng, Gang Wang, Yu-Tao Xiang

Psychiatric Quarterly | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Studies and findings regarding the impact of schizophrenia on quality of life (QOL) has been highly variable. This meta-analysis compared QOL between schizophrenia subjects and healthy controls with a focus on standardized measures. A systematic literature search was conducted through Pubmed, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and Web of Science databases. Only studies using the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) or its brief version or the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) were included. Fifteen case-control studies with 2195 schizophrenia subjects and 1508 healthy controls were included in this meta-analysis. The WHOQOL/WHOQOL-BREF score was significantly lower in physica..

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Awarded by University of Macau


Awarded by National Key Research & Development Program of China


Awarded by Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals Incubating Program


Awarded by Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals' Ascent Plan


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by the University of Macau (MYRG2015-00230-FHS; MYRG2016-00005-FHS), the National Key Research & Development Program of China (No. 2016YFC1307200), the Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals Incubating Program (No. PX2016028) and the Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals' Ascent Plan (No. DFL20151801).