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The impact of smoking on clinical outcomes in male patients with schizophrenia / 中华护理杂志
Chinese Journal of Nursing ; (12): 10-12, 2010.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-404912
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ABSTRACT
Objective To determine the impact of smoking on the clinical outcomes in male patients with chronic schizophrenia and explore management strategies for the smoking behavior of inpatients with chronic schizophrenia. Methods Ninety-nine male inpatients with chronic schizophrenia including 53 smokers and 46 non-smokers were enrolled in the study. The patients' psychotic conditions were evaluated by using Positive and Negative Symptoms Scale (PANSS) and Nurses Observation Scale for In-patient Evaluation (NOSIE). Results Compared with non-smokers, the total score and negative sub-score of PANSS as well as psychotic, tardive, total passive factor scores of NOSIE in smokers were significantly lower (P<0.05) .while the social function, social interest, total positive factor scores of NOSIE in smokers were significantly higher (P<0.05). However, the cigarette smoking dose was not correlated with the scores of PANSS and NOSIE (P>0.05). Conclusions Smoking may be a self-treatment behavior for patients with chronic schizophrenia. Furthermore, "divert" may be beneficial for the recovery.

Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Chinese Journal: Chinese Journal of Nursing Year: 2010 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Chinese Journal: Chinese Journal of Nursing Year: 2010 Type: Article