International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(December 2015)

Disability and Subjective Well Being in Patients of Schizophrenia

Authors: [1] Gaurav Kumar Giri [2] Mir Insha Ali [3] Neyaz Ahmad

Pages: 8-12


Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects approximately 1% of the global population. It is one of the most debilitating psychiatric disorders. The present study aimed to assess the severity of disability in patients with chronic schizophrenia. It also aimed to study the subjective well being and quality of life of chronic schizophrenia patients in comparison with normal control. The research was conducted at Central Institute of psychiatry. In this study, 30 patients with chronic schizophrenia and 30 normal controls were compared. Various scales were applied to measure symptom severity, subjective well being and quality of life. Disability was only measured on the patients with schizophrenia. The results showed that patients with schizophrenia have shown high level of disability, poorer psychological functioning and poor quality of life.