Skip to main content


Front. Psychiatry
Sec. Schizophrenia
Volume 14 - 2023 | doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1135385

The relations between socio-demographic information and negative symptoms, mental health and quality of life: A latent profile analysis with psychotic patients in Kosovo

  • 1Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Pristina, Albania
  • 2Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

The final, formatted version of the article will be published soon.

Receive an email when it is updated
You just subscribed to receive the final version of the article

The current study aims to identify meaningful psychotic patients’ profiles by examining certain combinations of patient’s demographic and socio-economic variables (sex, age, marital status, number of children, cohabitant and level of education). Moreover, we aim to assess whether there is any significant effect of class membership (profile) on negative symptoms, health state, and quality of life among psychotic patients. A convenience sample of 103 patients (age: M = 22, SD = 1.75), was drawn from the clinical populations of Kosovo. Demographic and socio-economic data was obtained through individual interviews, meanwhile a battery of questionnaires was used to assess negative symptoms, mental health, and quality of life of patients. The 4-class solution was selected as the best fitting model and used in subsequent analyses. Results indicated a significant effect of class membership on health state, quality of life and negative symptoms. Practical implications are discussed.

Keywords: psychosis, Socio-demographic information, negative symptoms, Mental Health, Latent profile analysis (LPA), Kosovo

Received: 31 Dec 2022; Accepted: 27 Mar 2023.

Copyright: © 2023 Uka, Konjufca, Ramadani, Arenliu, Bërxulli, Jovanovic and Russo. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Mx. Fjolla Ramadani, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Pristina, Prishtina, 10000, Albania