Quality of life in stabilized patients with schizophrenia is mainly associated with resilience and self-esteem

F. Wartelsteiner, Y. Mizuno, B. Frajo-Apor, G. Kemmler, S. Pardeller, C. Sondermann, A. Welte, W. W. Fleischhacker, Hiroyuki Uchida, A. Hofer

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Objective: Improving quality of life (QoL) is an important objective in the treatment of schizophrenia. The aim of the current study was to examine to what extent resilience, self-esteem, hopelessness, and psychopathology are correlated with QoL. Method: We recruited 52 out-patients diagnosed with schizophrenia according to DSM-IV criteria and 77 healthy control subjects from the general community. In patients, psychopathology was quantified by the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale. The following scales were used in both patients and control subjects: the Berliner Lebensqualitätsprofil, the Resilience Scale, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and the Beck Hopelessness Scale to assess QoL, resilience, self-esteem, and hopelessness respectively. Results: Patients with schizophrenia presented with significantly less QoL, resilience, self-esteem, and hope compared to healthy control subjects. In patients, QoL correlated moderately with resilience, self-esteem, and hopelessness and weakly with symptoms. With respect to the latter, particularly depression and positive symptoms were negatively correlated with QoL. Conclusion: Our results highlight the complex nature of QoL in patients suffering from schizophrenia. They underscore that significant efforts are necessary to enhance resilience and self-esteem and to diminish hopelessness as well as affective and positive symptoms in patients with schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-367
Number of pages8
JournalActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume134
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1

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Schizophrenia
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Hope
Affective Symptoms
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Outpatients
Depression

Keywords

  • hopelessness
  • quality of life
  • resilience
  • schizophrenia
  • self-esteem

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Wartelsteiner, F., Mizuno, Y., Frajo-Apor, B., Kemmler, G., Pardeller, S., Sondermann, C., ... Hofer, A. (2016). Quality of life in stabilized patients with schizophrenia is mainly associated with resilience and self-esteem. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 134(4), 360-367. https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.12628

Quality of life in stabilized patients with schizophrenia is mainly associated with resilience and self-esteem. / Wartelsteiner, F.; Mizuno, Y.; Frajo-Apor, B.; Kemmler, G.; Pardeller, S.; Sondermann, C.; Welte, A.; Fleischhacker, W. W.; Uchida, Hiroyuki; Hofer, A.

In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Vol. 134, No. 4, 01.10.2016, p. 360-367.

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Wartelsteiner, F, Mizuno, Y, Frajo-Apor, B, Kemmler, G, Pardeller, S, Sondermann, C, Welte, A, Fleischhacker, WW, Uchida, H & Hofer, A 2016, 'Quality of life in stabilized patients with schizophrenia is mainly associated with resilience and self-esteem', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 134, no. 4, pp. 360-367. https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.12628
Wartelsteiner F, Mizuno Y, Frajo-Apor B, Kemmler G, Pardeller S, Sondermann C et al. Quality of life in stabilized patients with schizophrenia is mainly associated with resilience and self-esteem. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2016 Oct 1;134(4):360-367. https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.12628
Wartelsteiner, F. ; Mizuno, Y. ; Frajo-Apor, B. ; Kemmler, G. ; Pardeller, S. ; Sondermann, C. ; Welte, A. ; Fleischhacker, W. W. ; Uchida, Hiroyuki ; Hofer, A. / Quality of life in stabilized patients with schizophrenia is mainly associated with resilience and self-esteem. In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2016 ; Vol. 134, No. 4. pp. 360-367.
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