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Validity of subjective versus objective quality of life assessment in people with schizophrenia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, December 2014
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Title
Validity of subjective versus objective quality of life assessment in people with schizophrenia
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BMC Psychiatry, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12888-014-0365-x
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Karen P Hayhurst, Jennifer A Massie, Graham Dunn, Shôn W Lewis, Richard J Drake

Abstract

BackgroundQuality of life (QoL) is considered an important outcome in health research. It can be rated by the patient, or by an external assessor. We wished to identify the predictors of any discrepancies between these two approaches in people with schizophrenia.MethodsPatients with DSM schizophrenia and related disorders (N¿=¿80) completed both patient-rated (Lancashire Quality of Life Profile; LQOLP) and assessor-rated (Heinrich¿s Quality of Life Scale; QLS) measures of QoL.ResultsPatient-rated (LQOLP) and assessor-rated (QLS) measures showed a modest correlation (r¿=¿0.38). In a regression analysis, independent predictors of subjectively-rated QoL being higher than objectively-assessed QoL in the same patient, were low insight score (BIS), negative symptoms (PANSS), absence of depression (CDSS), and less positive attitude toward prescribed treatment (DAI).ConclusionsIn people with schizophrenia, scores on objectively- and subjectively-rated measures of quality of life can differ markedly. When comparing subjective to objective assessments, patients with depressive symptoms will value their QoL lower, and those with low insight will value their QoL higher. This has important implications for the utility and interpretation of QoL measures in schizophrenia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 108 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 21%
Researcher 19 17%
Student > Bachelor 11 10%
Student > Postgraduate 10 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 9%
Other 25 23%
Unknown 11 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 34 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 24 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 6%
Social Sciences 6 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 6%
Other 12 11%
Unknown 20 18%

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