ID 110022
Title Transcription
Quality of Life ノ コウジョウ オ メザシタ トウゴウ シッチョウショウ チリョウ
Title Alternative
Treatment strategy for improving quality of life of schizophrenia patients
Author
Tomotake, Masahito Department of Mental Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
schizophrenia
quality of life
life skill
cognitive function
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The author reviewed studies on quality of life (QOL) of schizophrenia patients and discussed treatment strategy for improving their QOL. Although schizophrenia patients have been thought to be unable to assess their own QOL because of their cognitive impairment and objective QOL measures have been often used, nowadays, there is general agreement that stabilized patients could evaluate their QOL by themselves and then researchers gradually have become interested in use of subjective QOL measures. As most researchers still tend to assess schizophrenia patients’ QOL with only one type of the measures in spite of recent finding that there is a discrepancy between the two types, it would be recommended to use both of them as complementary measures. As for clinical factors related to lowered QOL, it is reported that depressive symptom is associated with lowered subjective QOL and negative symptom with lowered objective one. Moreover, poor life skill is found to be associated with lowered subjective and objective QOL, and several studies report that cognitive dysfunction in some cognitive domains may lead to lowered objective QOL. Generally, it is suggested that reducing depressive and negative symptoms and improving life skill could contribute to enhancement of QOL of schizophrenia patients.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
68
Issue
5-6
Start Page
203
End Page
210
Sort Key
203
Published Date
2012-12-25
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jpn
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Medical Sciences