Quality of life and correlated health status and social support of schizophrenic patients' caregivers.

@article{Lueboonthavatchai2006QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life and correlated health status and social support of schizophrenic patients' caregivers.},
  author={Peeraphon Lueboonthavatchai and Oraphun Lueboonthavatchai},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  year={2006},
  volume={89 Suppl 3},
  pages={S13-9}
}
BACKGROUND Quality of life (QOL) of caregivers is the new concept used for evaluating the caregivers' burden and well-being, and improving the caregiver interventions. Schizophrenia is considered as a chronic and severe mental disorder. It affects the lives of patients and the family members of caregivers who take care of them. The caregivers have to deal with patients' symptoms, and help patients in activities of daily living. Most studies showed low scores of QOL of schizophrenic patients… CONTINUE READING