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Table 2 Number of persons rating QoL-aspects rated as “very important” both for schizophrenic and mentally healthy persons, ordered according to schizophrenic persons’ ranking (first 20 items)

From: QLiS – development of a schizophrenia-specific quality-of-life scale

  Schizophrenic persons Mentally health persons
  Rank % rated “very important” Rank % rated “very important”
health 1 56 (75%) 1 58 (87%)
not being homeless 2 51 (68%) 24 42 (63%)
mental health 3 51 (68%) 4 54 (81%)
physical health 4 48 (64%) 2 57 (85%)
feeling well 5 47 (63%) 15 47 (70%)
having vitality to live 6 47 (63%) 23 43 (64%)
feeling safe/feeling home 7 46 (61%) 10 50 (75%)
being on the right medication 8 46 (61%) 97 12 (18%)
no living in fear 9 46 (61%) 25 40 (60%)
fulfilled, good life 10 45 (60%) 19.5 45 (67%)
harmony within the family 11 45 (60%) 6 52 (78%)
being mentally lucid 12 44 (59%) 11 49 (73%)
experiencing few or no side effects of medication 13 44 (59%) 74 19 (28%)
satisfaction 14 43 (57%) 9 50 (75%)
an environment in which one can feel good 15 42 (56%) 21.5 43 (64%)
having a place to retreat to 16 41 (55%) 26 40 (60%)
love 17 41 (55%) 3 54 (81%)
having enough to eat and to drink 18 40 (53%) 53 27 (40%)
having a housing in which one can feel good 19 40 (53%) 31 37 (55%)
freedom 20 40 (53%) 21.5 43 (64%)