Characterizing quality of life among patients with chronic mental illness: a critical examination of the self-report methodology.

@article{Atkinson1997CharacterizingQO,
  title={Characterizing quality of life among patients with chronic mental illness: a critical examination of the self-report methodology.},
  author={M H Atkinson and S Zibin and H Y Chuang},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={154 1},
  pages={99-105}
}
OBJECTIVE The purposes of the study were 1) to characterize the quality of life of three patient groups with chronic mental illness, 2) to evaluate differences in reported life quality among the three groups, and 3) to evaluate the validity of a self-report methodology by comparing these results with several objective indicators of life quality. METHOD The study group consisted of chronically mentally ill patients with schizophrenia (N = 69), bipolar disorder (N = 37), or major depression (N… CONTINUE READING

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