The relationship between functional recovery and quality of life in patients affected by schizophrenia and treated at a community mental health center in Turkey

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Ertekin P. , Sabanciogullari S.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.56, pp.448-454, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12454
  • Page Numbers: pp.448-454


Purpose: The study was conducted to determine the levels of functional recovery and
quality of life (QOL) among a group of patients suffering from schizophrenia treated
at a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) and to evaluate the relationship
between these two treatment outcomes.
Design and Methods: This observational study was implemented among 132 patients
affected by schizophrenia treated at a CMHC in Turkey.
Findings: A statistically significant positive correlation was found between the
general and subscale mean scores of the functional remission of general
schizophrenia scale and the mean score of all domains of the World Health
Organization QOL (r = 0.63‐0.33; P < .001).
Practice implications: QOL increases as the functional recovery levels increase.
Nursing practices should be planned to improve functional recovery levels of patients.