Explore the Effects of Social Interactions and Anxiety Symptoms on Quality of Life in Schizophrenia Patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304015
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Explore the Effects of Social Interactions and Anxiety Symptoms on Quality of Life in Schizophrenia Patients
Author(s):
Wang, Tzu-Ting; Yang, Chiu-Yueh; Lo, Su-Chen; Lin, Chiu-Yi
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Tzu-Ting Wang, MSN, RN, atingmay@yahoo.com.tw; Chiu-Yueh Yang, PhD, RN; Su-Chen Lo, MSN, RN; Chiu-Yi Lin, BSN, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: This study was to explore the effects of social interaction and anxiety symptoms on quality of life in schizophrenia patients

Methods: This is a cross-sectional, correlational study. Convenience sample was conducted in northern medical hospitals (excluding the schizophrenia cases treated in acute ward). Qualified subjects were 143 schizophrenia patients. Instruments included four parts: demographic data, Assessment of Communication and Interaction Skills'Chinese version (ACIS-C), Beck Anxiety Inventory and WHOQOL-Bref. Assessment of Communication and Interaction Skills was collected through individual interview or group observation, while the others were collected by self-report. SPSS 17.0 was employed to conduct descriptive statistics on mean, standard deviation, median after the data was collected. As for the inference statistics, it included t-test, Mann-Whitney U test, one way Analysis of Variance, Kruskal-Wallis test, Pearson Correlation and used multiple regression to examine the important predictable variables of quality of life in schizophrenia patients.

Results: The research results are as the following: 1. There was a negative correlation between length of illness and social interaction. 2. The mean of Beck Anxiety Inventory was 15.01(SD = 13.55); the younger the age is, the anxiety symptoms increase, and the longer the illness is, the anxiety symptoms decrease. (3) Anxiety symptoms can negatively affect the quality of life. '

Conclusion: This research suggests nursing staffs should adopt more effective nursing interventions for anxiety symptoms to improve the quality of life.

Keywords:
Quality of life; social interactions; Anxiety symptoms
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleExplore the Effects of Social Interactions and Anxiety Symptoms on Quality of Life in Schizophrenia Patientsen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Tzu-Tingen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Chiu-Yuehen
dc.contributor.authorLo, Su-Chenen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Chiu-Yien
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsTzu-Ting Wang, MSN, RN, atingmay@yahoo.com.tw; Chiu-Yueh Yang, PhD, RN; Su-Chen Lo, MSN, RN; Chiu-Yi Lin, BSN, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304015-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>This study was to explore the effects of social interaction and anxiety symptoms on quality of life in schizophrenia patients <p><b>Methods: </b>This is a cross-sectional, correlational study. Convenience sample was conducted in northern medical hospitals (excluding the schizophrenia cases treated in acute ward). Qualified subjects were 143 schizophrenia patients. Instruments included four parts: demographic data, Assessment of Communication and Interaction Skills'Chinese version (ACIS-C), Beck Anxiety Inventory and WHOQOL-Bref. Assessment of Communication and Interaction Skills was collected through individual interview or group observation, while the others were collected by self-report. SPSS 17.0 was employed to conduct descriptive statistics on mean, standard deviation, median after the data was collected. As for the inference statistics, it included t-test, Mann-Whitney U test, one way Analysis of Variance, Kruskal-Wallis test, Pearson Correlation and used multiple regression to examine the important predictable variables of quality of life in schizophrenia patients. <p><b>Results: </b>The research results are as the following: 1. There was a <em>negative correlation</em> between <em>length of illness</em> and social interaction. 2. The mean of Beck Anxiety Inventory was 15.01(<i>SD</i> = 13.55); the younger the age is, the anxiety symptoms increase, and the longer the illness is, the anxiety symptoms decrease. (3) <em>Anxiety symptoms</em> can negatively affect the <em>quality of life</em>. ' <p><b>Conclusion: </b>This research suggests nursing staffs should adopt more effective nursing interventions for anxiety symptoms to improve the quality of life.en
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen
dc.subjectsocial interactionsen
dc.subjectAnxiety symptomsen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:39Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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