Schizophrenias’ Quality of Life and Emotional Intelligence in Songklanagarind Hospital
Warut Aunjitsakul*, Jarurin Pitanupong
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand; E-mai:
Objective: To estimate the level of quality of life (QoL), emotional intelligence (EI) and the association between QoL and EI in schizophrenia
Material and Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted at the outpatient department of Songklanagarind Hospital from; May to November, 2016. A total of 96 participants were interviewed. Demographic data and medical history were collected. QoL and EI were assessed using the WHO QOL BREF (Best available techniques REFerence document) Thai version and the Thai EI Screening Test for ages of 18-60. The results were analyzed by descriptive statistics and multiple logistic regression.
Results: Our subjects were predominantly single males. Sixty-seven point seven percent of the participants were poor to moderate QoL while only two factors significantly related to their poor to moderate QoL; difficulties from psychiatric conditions and a lower level of life satisfaction. Fifty-seven point four to eighty-seven point two percent of the participants were generally within normal EI in every subscale. Moreover, there was statistical significance for positive relationships between EI with QoL in schizophrenia.
Conclusion: The high prevalence of schizophrenia was a moderate QoL. A positive relationship of individual subscales of EI towards QoL was substantially found.
Journal of Health Science and Medical Research ปี 2562, January-March ปีที่: 36 ฉบับที่ 1 หน้า 61-71
Quality of life, Schizophrenia, emotional intelligence