Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4614-8380

Marine Alessandrini

Laurent Boyer


The study aimed to compare the quality of life (QoL) of patients with schizophrenia belonging to the Aymara ethnic group from the Central- Southern Andes, with Non-Aymara patients. This cross-sectional study was conducted in three mental health clinics in Chile, Peru, and Bolivia. The data included sociodemographic, clinical characteristics and the QoL was assessed using the S-QoL18. Comparative analyses explored QoL differences between Aymara and Non-Aymara patients. Two hundred and fifty-three patients participated. Aymara had lower QoL scores compared to Non-Aymara patients, for total Index, family relationships, and sentimental life dimensions. Monthly family incomes and disorder duration were significantly lower for Aymara patients. Our study supported the hypothesis of poor QoL in Aymara patients with schizophrenia, after considering other socio-demographic and clinical variables such as the attitude to medication.



Quality of Life, S-QoL18, Schizophrenia, Ethnicity, Ethnic minorities, Aymara, Andes.

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Caqueo-Urízar, A., Alessandrini, M., & Boyer, L. (2018). Quality of Life in Aymara patients with schizophrenia in the Central-Southern Andes. Universitas Psychologica, 16(5), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.11144/Javeriana.upsy16-5.qlap
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