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Subjective Perspectives

Subjective Perspectives This domain consists of multiple elements, ranging from well-being and quality of life to preference of medications to awareness of the illness. Representative rating scales would include the subjective well-being under neuroleptics: SWN40 (short version of 20 items), drug attitude inventory: DAI41 (short version of 10 items), MOS 36-item short-form health survey: SF-3642 or its shorter 12-item version: SF-12,43 the WHO Quality of Life-BREF: WHOQOL-BREF44 (26 items), and the Scale to Assess Unawareness of Mental Disorder: SUMD45 (20 items), although they have not been commonly utilized (only in <10% of the studies). In practice, it is possible that patients with substantial symptoms and impairments may regard their lives as ‘good’.46 In contrast, a report indicating that psychosocial functioning was negatively associated with self-esteem and satisfaction with life47 might not argue against the possibility that patients with relatively higher functioning could