Evaluating the Effects of Psychopathological Symptoms, Social Support, and Quality of Life on Schizophrenic Patients in Rehabilitation Programs

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Evaluating the Effects of Psychopathological Symptoms, Social Support, and Quality of Life on Schizophrenic Patients in Rehabilitation Programs
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Evaluating the Effects of Psychopathological Symptoms, Social Support, and Quality of Life on Schizophrenic Patients in Rehabilitation Programs
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Kao, Chia-Chan, RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Mei-Ho Institue of Technology
Title:Lecturer
Purpose: The objective of the study was to examine the relationships of quality of life [QOL] and psychopathological symptoms and social support on schizophrenic patients in rehabilitation programs. Design: Cross-sectional, descriptive and correlational design. Sample, Settings and Years: Purposive sampling of 111 subjects was from the day care and home care programs of one mental hospital from February to August 2003. Variables: Information on the variables was obtained from the Quality of Life Scale for Psychiatric Patients (including subjective and objective QOL), Positive and Negative Symptoms Scale (PANSS) and Social Support Questionnaire (SSQ). Methods: Subjects completed the instruments during one depth-interview. Descriptive and Pearson correlations were used to examine the relationships among all variables. Findings: Most subjects were diagnosed of paranoid type (84.3%) and belonged to the home care program (55.8 %). The psychopathological symptoms demonstrated significantly inverse relationships with objective quality of life (g =- .347 for negative symptoms; g =- .415 for positive symptoms; g =- .382 for general psychopathology). No statistically significant relationships among psychopathological symptoms and subjective QOL were determined. The social support was moderately related to objective QOL (g = .305 for staff support; g = .384 for family support) and subjective QOL (g = .318 for staff support; g = .445 for family support). Conclusion: Controlling psychopathological symptoms and providing an appropriate milieu therapy can promote the overall quality of life for schizophrenic patients of rehabilitation programs. Further, psychosocial education for caregivers can enhance the overall quality of life for schizophrenic patients of rehabilitation programs. Implications: The findings enable better understanding of the overall QOL for more effective intervention and rehabilitation.
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26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
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Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluating the Effects of Psychopathological Symptoms, Social Support, and Quality of Life on Schizophrenic Patients in Rehabilitation Programsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155585-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluating the Effects of Psychopathological Symptoms, Social Support, and Quality of Life on Schizophrenic Patients in Rehabilitation Programs</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kao, Chia-Chan, RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mei-Ho Institue of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kaoc@slu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The objective of the study was to examine the relationships of quality of life [QOL] and psychopathological symptoms and social support on schizophrenic patients in rehabilitation programs. Design: Cross-sectional, descriptive and correlational design. Sample, Settings and Years: Purposive sampling of 111 subjects was from the day care and home care programs of one mental hospital from February to August 2003. Variables: Information on the variables was obtained from the Quality of Life Scale for Psychiatric Patients (including subjective and objective QOL), Positive and Negative Symptoms Scale (PANSS) and Social Support Questionnaire (SSQ). Methods: Subjects completed the instruments during one depth-interview. Descriptive and Pearson correlations were used to examine the relationships among all variables. Findings: Most subjects were diagnosed of paranoid type (84.3%) and belonged to the home care program (55.8 %). The psychopathological symptoms demonstrated significantly inverse relationships with objective quality of life (g =- .347 for negative symptoms; g =- .415 for positive symptoms; g =- .382 for general psychopathology). No statistically significant relationships among psychopathological symptoms and subjective QOL were determined. The social support was moderately related to objective QOL (g = .305 for staff support; g = .384 for family support) and subjective QOL (g = .318 for staff support; g = .445 for family support). Conclusion: Controlling psychopathological symptoms and providing an appropriate milieu therapy can promote the overall quality of life for schizophrenic patients of rehabilitation programs. Further, psychosocial education for caregivers can enhance the overall quality of life for schizophrenic patients of rehabilitation programs. Implications: The findings enable better understanding of the overall QOL for more effective intervention and rehabilitation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:58:47Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:58:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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