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Title: Quality of life in schizophrenic patients: The influence of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics and satisfaction with social support
Author: Pinho, Lara Manuela Guedes de
Pereira, Anabela Maria de Sousa
Chaves, Cláudia Margarida Correia Balula
Keywords: Schizophrenia
Quality of life
social support
demographic data
Issue Date: 8-Mar-2018
Publisher: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Citation: Pinho, L. M. G., Pereira, A. M. S., & Chaves, C. M. C. B. (2018). Quality of life in schizophrenic patients: The influence of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics and satisfaction with social support. Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 00(0), 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2237-6089-2017-0002
Abstract: Objective To evaluate the relationship of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics and satisfaction with social support with the quality of life of schizophrenic patients. Methodology This study included a sample of 268 participants. An interview was conducted to obtain sociodemographic and clinical data, supplemented with two assessment tools used to evaluate quality of life (World Health Organization Quality of Life instrument-Abbreviated version – WHOQOL-Bref) and satisfaction with social support (Social Support Satisfaction Scale – SSSS). Descriptive and inferential analyses were performed. Results Most individuals were male (63.4%), with a mean age of 45.4 years, single (85.4%), living with their family (62.3%) and unemployed (90.3%). As for clinical characteristics, most had the disease for less than 20 years (50.7%), and 55.6% had at least one hospitalization within the last 5 years. Being employed and having had no hospitalization within the last 5 years were positively correlated with one or more WHOQOL-Bref domains. The results of the variables intimacy (p<0.001) and satisfaction with friends (p<0.001) were independently related to the total WHOQOL-Bref score. Conclusion Having a job, having had no hospitalization within the last 5 years and having greater satisfaction with social support are factors that positively influence quality of life among schizophrenics. It is therefore crucial that the psychosocial rehabilitation of patients with schizophrenia take these factors into account, increasing the support network, preventing relapses and promoting occupational activities.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.19/4929
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2237-6089-2017-0002
ISSN: 2237-6089
2238-0019
Publisher Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2237-6089-2017-0002
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