Therapies for quality of life

How is quality of life related to schizophrenia?

Quality of life refers to an individual’s sense of satisfaction with their circumstances. This can be measured subjectively via interview and objectively via measures of overall health, social and material well-being and access to resources and opportunities. A key focus of quality of life research in schizophrenia is to identify factors that influence or predict a person’s satisfaction with their circumstances, which may then provide targets for therapeutic focus to improve quality of life.

What is the evidence for psychosocial treatments for quality of life?

Moderate quality evidence shows a small effect of better quality of life with psychosocial interventions compared to control conditions, particularly interventions specifically targeting well-being rather than symptoms and functioning.

September 2020

Last updated at: 4:10 am, 21st September 2020
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