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Lara Guedes de Pinho, Anabela Pereira, Cláudia Chaves
OBJECTIVE: Evaluating the quality of life of Portuguese patients with schizophrenia and linking it to sociodemographic and clinical aspects. METHOD: A quantitative cross-sectional study carried out with individuals affected by schizophrenia, living in the entire continental territory of Portugal, through application of a sociodemographic and clinical questionnaire and the Quality of Life Scale short version (QLS7PT). Parametric and non-parametric tests were performed to evaluate the correlation between variables...
August 28, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Natalia Santillana T, Álvaro Cavieres F, Claudia Vega S
BACKGROUND: People with psychiatric disorders have higher rates of obesity, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia. These comorbidities are associated with the underlying psychopathology and drug therapy. AIM: To determine the quality and quantity of carbohydrates and fatty acids in the diet and their association with anthropometric parameters in subjects with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 30 patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders in treatment with atypical antipsychotics or mood stabilizers...
September 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
Robin Emsley, Koksal Alptekin, Jean-Michel Azorin, Fernando Cañas, Vincent Dubois, Philip Gorwood, Peter M Haddad, Dieter Naber, José Manuel Olivares, Georgios Papageorgiou, Miguel Roca, Pierre Thomas, Ludger Hargarter, Andreas Schreiner
OBJECTIVES: Poor adherence to antipsychotic treatment is a widespread problem within schizophrenia therapy with serious consequences including increased risks of relapse and rehospitalization. Mounting evidence supports the key roles that nurses play in monitoring patient progress and facilitating long-term treatment adherence. The Adherencia Terapéutica en la Esquizofrenia (ADHES) nurses' survey was designed to assess the opinions of nurses on the causes and management of partial/nonadherence to antipsychotic medication...
December 2015: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
A Svettini, B Johnson, C Magro, J Saunders, K Jones, S Silk, L Hargarter, A Schreiner
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder affecting approximately 29 million people worldwide. The ideal treatment and care of patients with schizophrenia should be provided by a multidisciplinary 'team' involving psychiatrists, nurses and other healthcare professionals, together with carers and patients. In light of the key role carers play in the care of patients with schizophrenia, the present survey was designed to assess the opinions of family members and friends of patients with schizophrenia across Europe and to ascertain their attitudes towards the illness, medication and adherence to medication...
September 2015: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Judith Usall, Raquel López-Carrilero, Raquel Iniesta, Mercedes Roca, Montserrat Caballero, Roberto Rodriguez-Jimenez, Cristina Oliveira, Miguel Bernardo, Iluminada Corripio, Santiago Durán Sindreu, Jose Carlos González Piqueras, Ana Espliego Felipe, Blanca Fernandez de Corres, Angela Ibáñez, Raúl Huerta
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we assessed the efficacy of 2 pharmacodynamically different antidepressants, citalopram (a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and reboxetine (a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor), as adjunctive therapy to risperidone and olanzapine for the treatment of negative symptoms in schizophrenia. METHOD: We performed a 6-month, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. The recruitment period was from November 2008 to December 2011...
June 2014: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
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