Klaudija Pauliukevičiūtė, Antanas Goštautas


This paper analyzes the changes of the indicators of the health-related quality of life in women with depression in the three-year period of outpatient treatment for depression. Lithuanian adaptation of WHO QoL-100 questionnaire was used for the investigation. For the assessment of depression WHO standardized interview CIDI – 2.0. E section was used. The results are based on the respondent data of the 64 study participants receiving depression treatment in Šančiai Mental Health Centre. The results showed that health-related quality of life in women with depression, has changed not the same, depending on the treatment outcome evaluation after three years: in recovered and still sick groups. In both groups, health-related quality of life indicators improved in the first year, stronger – in the group of the recovered patients. In the recovered group, the indicators of quality of life improved or remained the same during the next years, and they began to deteriorate in the still sick group. The results confirmed that the WHO QoL-100 questionnaire can be applied to evaluate changes in health of patients with depression, in parallel with symptoms of the illness.

Article in Lithuanian

Keyword(s): depression, quality of life, outpatient treatment
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2013.118
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