Quality of life in schizophrenia: relationship to sociodemographic factors, symptomatology and tardive dyskinesia

@article{Browne1996QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life in schizophrenia: relationship to sociodemographic factors, symptomatology and tardive dyskinesia},
  author={S. Browne and M. Roe and A. Lane and M. Gervin and M. Morris and A. Kinsella and C. Larkin and E. O’Callaghan},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1996},
  volume={94}
}
The influence of sociodemographic, clinical and treatment factors on the quality of life of patients with schizophrenia has yet to be fully defined. We evaluated the quality of life of patients with schizophrenia who were attending a catchment area rehabilitation centre, in order to establish its clinical correlates. These patients had a poor to moderate quality of life which was inversely related to negative symptom severity, illness duration, the cumulative length of previous hospitalization… Expand
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