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Beyond Assessment of Quality of Life in Schizophrenia

Editors: Awad, A. George, Voruganti, Lakshmi N.P. (Eds.)

  • Redefines the concept of quality of life in schizophrenia as a bio-psycho-social construct to provide the reader with a novel contextual understanding
  • Examines the rapid advances in electronic technology as new approaches for assessment of patient-centered outcomes to update the reader on new techniques
  • Critically reviews measurement tools and introduces new and modern approaches for scale development
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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.

About the authors

Dr. A. George Awad is a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Canada. Until recently, Dr. Awad served as the Founding President of the International Society of CNS Clinical Trials Methodology, and also as the Psychiatrist-in-Chief of Humber River Hospital, in Toronto. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Medal for meritorious contributions to neuropsychopharmacology, the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Award for distinguished researcher in schizophrenia, and, recently, the Andrew C. Leon Distinguished Career Award in CNS clinical trial methodology and neurosciences. Over his forty-five years of academic and research contributions, Dr. Awad dedicated his research focus on the “person” behind the illness and the outcomes that matter most to the patient.

Dr. Lakshmi N.P. Voruganti joined Dr. Awad as both a Master’s and PhD candidate, and made significant contributions exploring and extending Dr. Awad’s early research contributions, particularly in the area of neurobiology of subjective tolerability to antipsychotic medications. After gaining his PhD degree, he pursued an independent clinical research career as an associate professor at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada and, later, at McMaster’s University in Hamilton, Ontario. At present, he is a practicing psychiatrist at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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“The purpose is to advocate for refining conceptually the idea of quality of life in schizophrenia, bridging the present gaps and going beyond measurements to its significant applications in impacting clinical care and health economics. … It is relevant for researchers evaluating treatment efficacy in terms of quality of life changes and clinicians who need to look beyond symptom reduction and how treatment affects the life of these individuals.” (Michael Easton, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2016)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Schizophrenia and Its Sequelae

    Seeman, Mary V.

    Pages 3-13

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  • Issues That Slowed Progress in Assessments of Health-Related Quality of Life in Schizophrenia

    Awad, A. George (et al.)

    Pages 15-24

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  • Quality of Life, Cognition, and Social Cognition in Schizophrenia

    Brissos, Sofia (et al.)

    Pages 25-51

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  • Conceptual Issues in Cultural Adaptation and the Role of Culture in Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life in Schizophrenia

    Vance, Monika (et al.)

    Pages 53-62

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  • A Review of Quality-of-Life Assessment Measures in Schizophrenia: Limitations and Future Developments

    Bobes-Bascarán, María Teresa (et al.)

    Pages 65-77

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eBook 55,92 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-30061-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 69,67 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-30059-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Assessment of Quality of Life in Schizophrenia
Editors
  • A. George Awad
  • Lakshmi N.P. Voruganti
Copyright
2016
Publisher
ADIS
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30061-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30061-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30059-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 224
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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