Quality of Life of Patients with Schizophrenia in An Outpatient Community Based Mental Health Setting

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İşman Haznedaroğlu D.

6. SAYKAD International Health Related Quality of Life Meeting, İzmir, Turkey, 21 - 23 November 2019, pp.465-466

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.465-466


Oral Presentation No: 110 Quality of Life of Patients with Schizophrenia in An Outpatient Community Based Mental Health Setting Damla İsman Haznedaroğlu Ege University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Objectives: Community Based Mental Health Centers (TRSM), which continue to be opened within the scope of community-based mental health services starting with the National Mental Health Action Plan (2011); play an increasingly important role in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with chronic mental disorders such as schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorders. Ege University TRSM is one of the oldest centers which provides patients several kinds of treatment and rehabilitation options. This preliminary study aimed to compare the quality of life of the patients with schizophrenia who attends the rehabilitation activites in a community based mental health setting regularly, with the patients who are using only outpatient clinic services. Methods: The study sample is of 28 patients (14 patients in each group); group 1 consisted of the patients who have been regularly (at least 2 days a week, during the previous 12 months) attending the rehabilitation activities; the other group (group 2) is from the patients of our outpatient psychosis policlinic. Every patient filled the study questionnaire form and WHOQOL BREF Turkish form. The data is processed with IBM SPSS Statistics Version 21. Results: The mean age of the patients are 40,79 ±9,51 for Group 1 and 37,43±6,82 for Group 2. Group 1 includes 6 females and Group 2 includes 3 females. The mean age of disease onset are 21,86±4,9 for Group 1 and 20,79±3,47 for Group 2. The total disease duration 18,93±9,95 years for Group 1 and 16,64±6,72 years for Group 2. The mean years of education are 11,36±3,75 for Group 1 and 11,64±3,23 for Group 2. There are no significant difference between groups for age, age of disease onset, total disease duration and total years of education (p>0.05). Although there are no significant differences in the physical health, psychological and environment domains of WHOQoL-BREF between groups; social relationships domain scores are significantly higher in Group 1 (p=0,004). There is a negative correlation between age of disease onset and social relationships domain in both of the groups (For Group 1 r=-0,683, p=0,007; for Group 2 r=-0,586, p=0,028). There are no significant correlations between age, total disease duration and all domains of WHOQoL-BREF. Conclusion: Regularly attendence to the rehabilitation activities in a community mental health setting might improve the social relationships; thus improve quality of life of the schizophrenic patients. Further larger prospective cohort studies comparing quality of life before and after the rehabilitation programmes might be planned to draw better conclusions. Keywords: Community Mental Health Center, Quality of Life, Schizophrenia Corresponding Author: Damla İşman Haznedaroğlu Corresponding Author E-mail: damlaismanhaznedaroglu@gmail.com Oral Presentation date and time: Nov 22, 2019 Friday, 15:45 - 17:45 Venue: Theater Hall Parallel Session: QoL in Psychiatry