Health-related quality of life of Chinese people with schizophrenia in Hong Kong and Taipei: A cross-sectional analysis

Sally Wai Chi Chan*, Ping Chuan Hsiung, David, R. Thompson , Shin Chia Chen, Hai Gwo Hwu

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Abstract

Health-related quality of life is an important outcome indicator of mental health. We assessed the perception of health-related quality of life of persons with schizophrenia in Hong Kong and Taipei. In-person survey interviews were conducted using the Chinese World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale - Brief Version. A convenience sample was recruited from psychiatric outpatient departments: 176 from Hong Kong and 80 from Taipei. We found that both groups were significantly less satisfied with their psychological and social relationship domains compared to other domains. Poor mental health predicted poor perception of health-related quality of life. Schizophrenia has an impact on many aspects of a person's functioning. A rehabilitation model that takes into account symptoms, financial situation, family support, and social functioning is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-269
Number of pages9
JournalResearch in Nursing and Health
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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