Responsiveness of quality of life (QOL) assessments in chronic schizophreni
c patients was investigated by a quasi-experimental pilot study. Satisfacti
on ratings were assessed over five time points with an externally imposed d
isturbing stimulus at the second time point. Despite a markedly high stabil
ity, the disturbance provoked a temporally limited decrease in QOL. (C) 200
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