Association between social contact frequency and negative symptoms, psychosocial functioning and quality of life in patients with schizophrenia

@article{Siegrist2015AssociationBS,
  title={Association between social contact frequency and negative symptoms, psychosocial functioning and quality of life in patients with schizophrenia},
  author={Karin Siegrist and Aur{\'e}lie Millier and I Amri and Samuel Aballéa and Mondher Toumi},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={230},
  pages={860-866}
}
The lack of social contacts may be an important element in the presumed vicious circle aggravating, or at least stabilising negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia. A European 2-year cohort study collected negative symptom scores, psychosocial functioning scores, objective social contact frequency scores and quality of life scores every 6 months. Bivariate analyses, correlation analyses, multivariate regressions and random effects regressions were conducted to describe relations… CONTINUE READING

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