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Article: Clinical characteristics and objective living conditions in relation to quality of life among community-based individuals of schizophrenia in Hong Kong

TitleClinical characteristics and objective living conditions in relation to quality of life among community-based individuals of schizophrenia in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Community
Quality of life
Schizophrenia
Issue Date2006
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343
Citation
Quality Of Life Research, 2006, v. 15 n. 9, p. 1459-1469 How to Cite?
AbstractQuality of life (QOL) has gained importance as an outcome measure for people with schizophrenia living in the community following deinstitutionalization. This study aims at exploring the effects of clinical characteristics and objective living conditions on QOL. In this study, 201 community-based individuals with schizophrenia were recruited from five different types of objective living conditions comprising long stay care home, halfway house, supported hostel/housing, living with family, and living alone. Clinical characteristics including cognitive abilities, symptom levels, and community/social functioning were assessed by the Allen Cognitive Level Screen, the Scales for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms and Positive Symptoms, and the Chinese version of the Multnomah Community Ability Scale respectively. The outcome measure of QOL was measured by the Chinese version of the WHO Quality of Life Measure. Analysis of covariance showed significant differences in community/social functioning, cognitive abilities, and negative symptoms; but not in QOL under different objective living conditions. Further simultaneous multiple regressions found out that community/social functioning was the robust significant predictor of QOL. Yet caution should be noted in making the conclusion with the objective living condition of long stay care home, as it provides a protective element for the perseverance of QOL. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82074
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.429
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.158
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dc.contributor.authorYeung, FKCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, SHWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:25:14Z-
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationQuality Of Life Research, 2006, v. 15 n. 9, p. 1459-1469en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0962-9343en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82074-
dc.description.abstractQuality of life (QOL) has gained importance as an outcome measure for people with schizophrenia living in the community following deinstitutionalization. This study aims at exploring the effects of clinical characteristics and objective living conditions on QOL. In this study, 201 community-based individuals with schizophrenia were recruited from five different types of objective living conditions comprising long stay care home, halfway house, supported hostel/housing, living with family, and living alone. Clinical characteristics including cognitive abilities, symptom levels, and community/social functioning were assessed by the Allen Cognitive Level Screen, the Scales for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms and Positive Symptoms, and the Chinese version of the Multnomah Community Ability Scale respectively. The outcome measure of QOL was measured by the Chinese version of the WHO Quality of Life Measure. Analysis of covariance showed significant differences in community/social functioning, cognitive abilities, and negative symptoms; but not in QOL under different objective living conditions. Further simultaneous multiple regressions found out that community/social functioning was the robust significant predictor of QOL. Yet caution should be noted in making the conclusion with the objective living condition of long stay care home, as it provides a protective element for the perseverance of QOL. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofQuality of Life Researchen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectCommunityen_HK
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_HK
dc.subjectSchizophreniaen_HK
dc.titleClinical characteristics and objective living conditions in relation to quality of life among community-based individuals of schizophrenia in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailYeung, FKC: yeungkaching@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11136-006-0006-zen_HK
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