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Quality of life in caregivers of patients with schizophrenia and its correlation with severity of illness

@inproceedings{Panigrahi2014QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life in caregivers of patients with schizophrenia and its correlation with severity of illness},
  author={Sanjibani Panigrahi and Rajendra Kumar Acharya and Mukesh K. Patel and Kalpesh V. Chandrani},
  year={2014}
}
------------------------------------------------------ABSTRACT--------------------------------------------------With the advent of deinstitutionalization there is increasing interest in the quality of life of caregivers of patients of schizophrenia all over the world. Quality of life of 50 caregivers of schizophrenia patients were evaluated using Q-LES-Q-SF. Severity of Schizophrenia was evaluated using PANNS scales. Quality of life was found to be moderately low. Parents of patients had the… 

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