Sutrak Pilakanta

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BACKGROUND Little is known about the effect of social support on nonadherence in persons with schizophrenia, especially in developing Asian countries where social support is considered to be imperative. Additionally, the role of depression as a mediator in the association between social support deficits and nonadherence has not been evaluated. METHODS(More)
Depressive symptoms within the range of schizophrenic syndromes constitute a major diagnostic and therapeutic problem. Earlier research has indicated that available depression scales are not adequate when examining mood disturbances in patients with schizophrenia. We have made an attempt to estimate the reliability and validity of the Danish version of the(More)
PURPOSE To identify the point prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with schizophrenia and to evaluate the association between depressive symptoms and metabolic syndrome in patients with schizophrenia. PATIENTS AND METHODS Metabolic syndrome was assessed based on an updated definition derived from the modified National Cholesterol Education Program(More)
PURPOSE The study reported here aimed to evaluate both biological and psychosocial factors as predictors for quality of life as well as to examine the associations between the factors and quality of life in individuals with schizophrenia. METHODS Eighty individuals with schizophrenia were recruited to the study. The Thai version of the World Health(More)
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