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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC971223 Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 26 February 2019

Quality of life in relatives of patients suffering from schizophrenia.

 Lucas R

Our purpose is to study Quality of Life among the relatives of schizophrenic patients using the WHOQOL-100 and explore other areas important to their Quality of Life. We study 80 relatives of patients suffering from schizophrenia (ICD-10) They have completed the Field Trial Version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-100). The WHOQOL produces a quality of life profile. It is possible to derive six domain scores, 24 individual facet scores, and an Overall quality of life and general health perceptions score. Subjects are mainly female, from the Family Association for the Mentally Ill in Barcelona.

Families are 33-75 years old, 20% are male and 80% are female, 70% are married. 6% have completed primary school, none of them are illiterate. Preliminary results show-when compared to their ill relatives-significant differences in all areas and in most of the facets of the WHOQOL-100. They highlight some issues important to their quality of life.

Given the scarcity of studies in this population we emphasize further research on their Quality of Life. (Author)

Publication Type
Third International Conference for Quality of Life
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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library FIL-PR RA440 T34 1996 Abstract Print Format