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The effect of compliance therapy on quality of life and global function of schizophrenic patients
زهرا جان نثاري, ويکتوريا عمراني فرد, محمد رضا مرآثي, ساناز سلطاني
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Aim and Background: Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric disease that has an important effect on patients&rsquo; quality of life and their function. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of compliance therapy on Quality of life and global function of schizophrenic patient. Methods and Materials: In this randomized controlled trial 76 remission patients with schizophrenia were recruited in Noor hospital between 2008_2009. The patients were randomly allocated into the compliance therapy intervention group and the controls with the equal sample size of 38 participants. First group was on compliance therapy every 15 days (8 sessions), then monthly and 2 nd group was on usual treatment. Quality of life and global function of studied patients were assessed using a questionnaire at the beginning of study, 3 mounts, and 6 mounts after the intervention. ANOVA repeated measure was conducted to analyses the data. Findings: The means score of both global function and QOL were significantly higher in the intervention group in comparison with the controls. The mean score of quality of life was 101.2 &plusmn; 17.2 and 44.8 &plusmn; 15.6 in the intervention and control groups, respectively (P < 0.001). The Mean score of global function in the intervention group and control groups was 72.4 &plusmn; 11.4% and 44.3 &plusmn; 13%, respectively, 6 th months after intervention (P < 0.001). Conclusions: Compliance therapy had proper effect on the quality of life and global function of schizophrenic patients and it seems that such interventions including mental training and longer follow-up is necessary for these patients.
Keywords: Schizophrenia, Compliance therapy, Quality of life, Global function, Education.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Published: 2011/07/15
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جان نثاري ز, عمراني فرد و, مرآثي م ر, سلطاني س. The effect of compliance therapy on quality of life and global function of schizophrenic patients. RBS. 2011; 9 (2)
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