Is quality of life associated with cognitive impairment in schizophrenia?


Alptekin K., Akvardar Y. , Akdede B., Dumlu K., Isik D., Pirincci F., ...More

PROGRESS IN NEURO-PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, vol.29, no.2, pp.239-244, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2004.11.006
  • Title of Journal : PROGRESS IN NEURO-PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-244
  • Keywords: cognition, quality of life, schizophrenia, NEUROCOGNITIVE DEFICITS, NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL DEFICITS, OUTPATIENTS, COMMUNITY, SYMPTOMS, MEMORY

Abstract

Background: The subjectively assessed quality of life of schizophrenia patients is mostly lower than healthy subjects, and cognitive impairment is an integral feature of schizophrenia. The aims of the present study were to compare the quality of life and neurocognitive functioning between the patients with schizophrenia and the healthy subjects, and to examine the relationships between quality of life and neurocognitive functions among the patients with schizophrenia.