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Background: Quality of Life (QOL) is the broad term defined as the individual perception of well being and experience of satisfaction by them under current life situation. Depression among patients with schizophrenia observed as one of the most important factor affecting the QOL and we need to further assess it.
Aim and objectives: We aim to compare the quality of life in the patients of schizophrenia with depression and without depression and to assess the influence of many other variables like psychopathology and social support on QOL in patients of schizophrenia with or without depression.
Methodology: The study will be conducted in psychiatry department of AVBRH, Sawangi, which is affiliated to DattaMeghe institute of Medical sciences, Wardha . We will select 120 patients who are clinically diagnosed to have schizophrenia according to the ICD-10 then will further assess them on Calgary Depression Rating Scale for Schizophrenia (CDSS) for dividing them into two groups i.e. with depression and without depression schizophrenia. Then we will be applying Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale for Schizophrenia (PANSS) for psychopathology, WHO QOLscale(WHOQOL-BREF) to assess qol and then Social Support Questionnaire (SSQ) for the perceived social support. Later comparison will be made between both the groups to see which group had more influence on quality of life using appropriate statistical methods.
Expected results: The outcome of this study will help in correlating how significantly the QOL in the clinically diagnosed patients of schizophrenia with depression and without depression gets affected and we will be able to answer the role of QOL , positive and negative symptoms and social support in the patients of schizophrenia with depression and without depression.
Conclusion: With this study we will be able to correlate how significantly depression, psychopathology, social support can affect the QOL in the patients of schizophrenia.