Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

mental health

Modern approaches to life quality evaluation in patients with schizophrenia

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №3 Pages: 676-680
Heading: Psychiatry Article type: Author's opinion
Authors: Zhukova О.А., Krom I.L., Barylnik Yu.B.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University, Saratov Institute of Social Education, Head of Centre of Medical and Social Research
Summary:

The article deals with the quality of life that is relevant to health as the estimated category condition of the subject in the disease situation. This category characterizes the parameters of all components of the patient's life. The approaches to evaluation of the quality of patients' life in contemporary psychiatric practice are discussed. The results of the original research of the quality of life that is relevant to health in patients with schizophrenia are presented. It is proved that the quality of life and social functioning of patients with schizophrenia are significantly iowerthan in the general population. The index of the quality of life that is defined on the basis of the question list of WHO QOL-100 supplements the disease pattern. It is a multifactor criterion for evaluation of the patient's condition in psychiatric practice

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Evaluation of quality of life relevant to health in depressive patients

Year: 2010, volume 6 Issue: №3 Pages: 674-678
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Original article
Authors: Karelina D.D., Krom I.L., Barylnik Yu.B.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University, Saratov Institute of Social Education, Head of Centre of Medical and Social Research
Summary:

This article deals with the factors influencing mental health in modern society and describes approaches for evaluation of quality of life in depressive patients in psychiatric practice. The results of the study of quality of life in depressive patients relevant to health are presented

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