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Volume 6, suplement 2

Badania

Quality of life in chronic schizophrenia patients

KATARZYNA SPIRIDONOW1, BEATA KASPEREK1, Joanna Meder1
1. Zakładu Rehabilitacji Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1997, 6, suplement 2 (5), 31-38
Keywords: schizophrenia, quality of life

Abstract

The aim of the study was to evaluate the subjective quality of life in chronic schizophrenia patients, using the "Jakość życia – Badanie nad dostępnością dóbr i usług" (Quality of Life – Studies on the Availability of Goods and Services) questionnaire. Schizophrenia patients expressed their dissatisfaction with their emotional life, sense of freedom and responsibility, life in general, as well as with their family relations. The patients admitted they had difficulty with claiming their rights, decision-making, arranging their daily schedule, and asking for help. However, in the group under study neither the general level of the patients' functioning, nor their psychopathological symptoms severity were related to subjective evaluation of their quality of life.

Address for correspondence:
Mgr Katarzyna Spiridonow,
Zakład Rehabilitacji Psychiatrycznej IPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9,
02-957 Warszawa