Scale for measuring self-recoverability in daily life for people with schizophrenia
Article first published online: 14 MAY 2009
© 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 63, Issue 3, pages 277–282, June 2009
How to Cite
Takamatsu, T., Hashimoto, T., Taira, M., Fukutake, M. and Maeda, K. (2009), Scale for measuring self-recoverability in daily life for people with schizophrenia. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 63: 277–282. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2009.001964.x
- Issue published online: 14 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 14 MAY 2009
- Received 20 December 2006; revised 25 December 2008; accepted 17 January 2009.
- daily life;
- quality of life;
Aim: A new scale has been developed to assess the self-recoverability in the daily life of people with schizophrenia. Self-recoverability in daily life includes coping with stress events and taking care of one's mental and physical health. The new scale, called Self-Recoverability in Daily Life (SRDL), is a semi-structured instrument with 10 items. The aim of the present study was therefore to test the scale accordingly.
Methods: A total of 57 subjects who were outpatients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder as defined by DSM-IV, were enrolled in the study. The SRDL scale was assessed with four other scales: the World Health Organization Quality Of Life (WHO-QOL)-26, the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) for health state, the Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms Scale (DIEPSS) and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS).
Results: The mean total score of the SRDL scale was positively correlated with both the WHO-QOL-26 and VAS, while the SRDL scale was negatively correlated with the BPRS total score.
Conclusion: The SRDL scale may be useful for assessing living skills in the daily life of people with schizophrenia.