Beyond Assessment of Quality of Life in Schizophrenia

  • A. George Awad
  • Lakshmi N.P. Voruganti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Basic and Conceptual Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mary V. Seeman
      Pages 3-13
    3. Sofia Brissos, Guilherme Pereira, Vicent Balanzá-Martinez
      Pages 25-51
  3. Methodological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. María Teresa Bobes-Bascarán, María Paz García-Portilla, Pilar A. Sáiz Martínez, Leticia García-Alvarez, Isabel Menéndez-Miranda, Susana Al-Halabí et al.
      Pages 65-77
    3. Laurent Boyer, Karine Baumstarck, Pascal Auquier
      Pages 79-94
    4. Iris de Wit, Lieuwe de Haan, Inez Myin-Germeys
      Pages 95-102
  4. Beyond Assessment of Quality of Life in Schizophrenia

  5. Reinventing Quality of Life in Schizophrenia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217

About this book


This book fills a significant research gap in how to integrate quality of life data into relevant clinical care plans, and to broaden its applicability to pharmacoeconomic studies of antipsychotic medications and health policy decision-making. It also presents an argument for reformulating the concept of health-related quality of life in schizophrenia as a bio-psycho-social construct, which provides an opportunity to better explore the many factors underpinning the concept itself. 

Internationally renowned experts from different scientific backgrounds and scopes of expertise each make arguments for the need to invigorate quality of life as a concept in schizophrenia, by broadening its usefulness for clinical and research efforts. The book represents an important addition to the extensive contributions of its editors, Dr. A. George Awad and Dr. Lakshmi N.P. Voruganti, to the field of quality of life.


Conceptual Models Cultural Adaptation Electronic Technology Outcomes Psychopathology Scale Development Social Cognition Integration of quality of life assessments in care plans Public health policy and Pharmacoeconomics

Editors and affiliations

  • A. George Awad
    • 1
  • Lakshmi N.P. Voruganti
    • 2
  1. 1.PsychiatryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Adis, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30059-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30061-0
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