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Conference Paper: Quality of life in first-episode psychotic patients: a study of its relationship with insight

TitleQuality of life in first-episode psychotic patients: a study of its relationship with insight
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/schres
Citation
The 12th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia, Davos, Switzerland, 7-13 February 2004. In Schizophrenia Research, 2004, v. 67 n. 1 suppl., p. 228, abstract no. 479 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: The concept of quality of life (QOL) in psychotic patients has aroused increasing attentions in recent years. However, few studies addressed the QOL of first-episode psychotic patients in the period of untreated psychosis. Apart from symptomatology, the correlation between QOL and the insight of patients remained unclear. METHODS: This study made a cross-sectional assessment on fifty-three first-episode psychotic patients (mean age 21.4 years old) when they first presented to the psychiatric service. Their QOL was assessed with the Chinese version of MOS 36 item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Measure, abbreviated version (WHOQOL-BREF(HK)). Insight of the patients was assessed with the Scale to Assess Unawareness of Mental Disorder (SUMD). RESULTS: Patients who were classified as having unimpaired insight according to their SUMD global score were found to have significantly poorer QOL in the General health and Role limitation due to emotional problems scales of SF-36 than those with impaired insight (p < 0.05). The SUMD awareness scores of patients were found to have more significant correlations with various QOL domains (p = 0.01 to 0.03) than the SUMD attribution scores. Both depression scores and SUMD awareness scores were found to be significant predictors of QOL, but they accounted for only a small proportion of the variance in regression analysis. CONCLUSION: There was an inverse correlation between level of insight and QOL in first-episode psychotic patients. The aspect of symptom awareness was more important than symptom attribution in accounting for the correlation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/105488
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dc.contributor.authorLaw, CWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, EYHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T22:36:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T22:36:12Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 12th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia, Davos, Switzerland, 7-13 February 2004. In Schizophrenia Research, 2004, v. 67 n. 1 suppl., p. 228, abstract no. 479en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0920-9964en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/105488-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The concept of quality of life (QOL) in psychotic patients has aroused increasing attentions in recent years. However, few studies addressed the QOL of first-episode psychotic patients in the period of untreated psychosis. Apart from symptomatology, the correlation between QOL and the insight of patients remained unclear. METHODS: This study made a cross-sectional assessment on fifty-three first-episode psychotic patients (mean age 21.4 years old) when they first presented to the psychiatric service. Their QOL was assessed with the Chinese version of MOS 36 item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Measure, abbreviated version (WHOQOL-BREF(HK)). Insight of the patients was assessed with the Scale to Assess Unawareness of Mental Disorder (SUMD). RESULTS: Patients who were classified as having unimpaired insight according to their SUMD global score were found to have significantly poorer QOL in the General health and Role limitation due to emotional problems scales of SF-36 than those with impaired insight (p < 0.05). The SUMD awareness scores of patients were found to have more significant correlations with various QOL domains (p = 0.01 to 0.03) than the SUMD attribution scores. Both depression scores and SUMD awareness scores were found to be significant predictors of QOL, but they accounted for only a small proportion of the variance in regression analysis. CONCLUSION: There was an inverse correlation between level of insight and QOL in first-episode psychotic patients. The aspect of symptom awareness was more important than symptom attribution in accounting for the correlation.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/schresen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSchizophrenia Researchen_HK
dc.rightsSchizophrenia Research. Copyright © Elsevier BV.en_HK
dc.titleQuality of life in first-episode psychotic patients: a study of its relationship with insighten_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0920-9964&volume=67/1S&spage=228&epage=&date=2004&atitle=Quality+of+life+in+first-episode+psychotic+patients:+a+study+of+its+relationship+with+insighten_HK
dc.identifier.emailLaw, CW: lawcw@HKUCC.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChen, EYH: eyhchen@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.schres.2003.10.001-
dc.identifier.hkuros88272en_HK
dc.identifier.volume67en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1 suppl.-
dc.identifier.spage228, abstract no. 479en_HK
dc.identifier.epage228, abstract no. 479-

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