Subjective quality of life in schizophrenic patients living in the community. Relationship to clinical and social characteristics.

@article{BengtssonTops1999SubjectiveQO,
  title={Subjective quality of life in schizophrenic patients living in the community. Relationship to clinical and social characteristics.},
  author={Anita Bengtsson-Tops and Lars Hansson},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={256-63}
}
The aims of this study were to assess the quality of life among 120 schizophrenic patients who were attending a psychiatric outpatient department and to investigate which socio-demographic and clinical factors influenced their subjective quality of life. Quality of life was assessed by the Lanchashire quality of life profile, social functioning was judged according to the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale, and psychopathology was rated by means of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale… CONTINUE READING