Benessere soggettivo e terapia farmacologica in pazienti inseriti in una struttura residenziale di riabilitazione psichiatrica. Uno studio esplorativo

Translated title of the contribution: Relation between subjective well being and pharmacological treatment in patients with psychotic disorders

Vania Antonini, Angela Corradi, Chiara Buizza, Michela Vittorielli, Rosaria Pioli, Giuseppe Rossi

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Abstract

Aims: The present study aims to investigate whether exists a meaningful relation between quality of life and subjective well being with regard to the pharmacological treatment (antipsychotic typical versus atypical) in a sample of people with psychotic disorders integrated in a Community Residential Rehabilitation Centre; to examine whether the different antipsychotic treatment is correlated to a different answer to the psychosocial rehabilitation intervention in terms of significant improvement in the positive and negative symptomatology, subjective well-being and quality of life. Method: All patients, who suffer from schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder according to DSM-IV criteria, treated with antypsychotic and stabilized from at least one month, were enrolled in the study. Results: 32 patients have participated in the study: 22 patients treated with atypical drugs and 10 with typical. The analysis of the collected data didn't show any significant statistical difference at baseline with regard to symptomatology, subjective well-being and quality of life. From the statistical analysis of the data to the endpoint, after a month of psychosocial rehabilitation, we found a statistically meaningful improvement in all the areas inquired in the group of the patients dealt with antypsychotic atypical drugs. Conclusion: The results confirm that the atypical antypsychotics are more efficacy, than typical, to improve symptomatology, subjective well-being and quality of life of psychiatric patients.

Translated title of the contributionRelation between subjective well being and pharmacological treatment in patients with psychotic disorders
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)581-584
Number of pages4
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Volume95
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

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