Assessment Tools for Social Function in Patients with Schizophrenia

Yongmei, Hou (2023) Assessment Tools for Social Function in Patients with Schizophrenia. In: Advanced Concepts in Medicine and Medical Research Vol. 6. B P International, pp. 149-157. ISBN 978-81-967981-0-9

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Objective: To summarize the main tools for social function assessment of schizophrenia in the past 30 years both domestically and internationally.

Methods: Relevant literature review was conducted to organize and analyze commonly used social function assessment scales for schizophrenia patients both domestically and internationally.

Results: The research results abroad are relatively rich: From the perspective of content structure, there are single and multi-dimensional; From the perspective of application fields, it can be divided into daily functional assessment and comprehensive (combined daily functional with professional ability) assessment; From the perspective of construction foundation, there are diagnostic standards based on the "Handbook of Mental Disorder Statistics and Diagnosis", as well as clinical experience. There are few research results in China, mainly revisions of foreign scales or simplified scales developed by referring to foreign methods, and their psychometric performance needs to be verified and improved.

Conclusion: The social function assessment of schizophrenia is of great significance for the rehabilitation of patients, family harmony, and social stability. Due to the strong cultural dependence of social functions, we should strengthen the development and promotion of localized evaluation tools.

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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2023 08:02
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2023 08:02

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