Path models of quality of life among people with schizophrenia living in the community in Hong Kong

Sunny Ho Wan Chan (Corresponding Author), Frederick Ka Ching Yeung

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Abstract

The utilization of quality of life (QOL) in psychiatric community rehabilitation could be enhanced by developing an appropriate conceptual model of QOL. The focus of this study was to construct and test, using path analytic techniques, a pertinent conceptual model of QOL among people with schizophrenia living in the community. A total of 201 participants with schizophrenia living in the community were assessed with regard to their clinical characteristics and QOL. Findings largely supported the proposed model in which community/social functioning was the strongest predictor of QOL, followed by symptom levels. Important implications for the design and implementation of appropriate services in functioning augmentation that resulted in QOL enhancement were highlighted. Further recommendations on both clinical and environmental interventions to promote QOL were suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-112
Number of pages16
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Community
  • Quality of life
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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