- Subjective Well-being Using the SWN-K (Subjective Well-being Under Neuroleptics Scale) Total Score [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
The SWN-K is comprised of 20 questions, each of which is rated using a 6 point scale ranging from 1 (not at all) to 6 (very much). Possible scores range from 20-120, with higher scores implying higher subjective well-being.
- Symptomatic Outcome Using CGI-S (Clinical Global Impression-Schizophrenia) Scale [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
With the CGI-S the rate of the severity of a patient's symptoms (positive, negative, cognitive, depressive and overall) using a scale ranging from 1 (normal, not ill) to 7 (among the most severely ill) is measured - higher scores implying higher severity.
- Symptomatic Outcome Using the PANSS-8 Scales(Positive and Negative Symptoms) Scale Score [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
The schizophrenic symptomatology will be measured by the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) providing 8 items of which each is rated on a severity scale ranging from 1-7, (1= absent - 7 = extreme severe. higher scores implying higher severity.
- GAF (Global Assessment of Functioning) Scale Score [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
The "GAF" is a numeric rating scale used by clinicians for assessment of the social, occupational, psychological functioning of adult patients. The scale represents a hypothetical continuum of mental health illness providing a descending scoring code from 100 until 0. Higher scores indicate better patient condition and performance.
- PSP (Personal and Social Performance) Scale Score [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
The '(PSP" rating scale (100 until 0) used by clinicians for assessment of 4 main domains of functioning in adult patients acc. (a) socially useful activities including work and study, (b) personal and social relationships, (c) self-care, and (d) disturbing and aggressive behavior. Higher scores indicate better patient condition and performance.
- EQ-5D (European Quality of Life Questionnaire) Score [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
The EQ-5D questionnaire is a generic measure of health status. It defines health in terms of five dimensions:1 (Mobility); 2 (Self-care); 3 (Usual activity); 4 (Pain/Discomfort); 5 (Anxiety/Depression).
The minimum possible value is 5 (one point for each dimension) and the maximum possible values is 15 (3 points for each dimension). Each dimension has 3 levels of "severity"- "no problems, "some problems" and "extreme problems". Higher scores indicate more problems.
- Vocational Occupational Index "VOC" Score [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months (V1 Day 1, V2 Month 1, V3 Month 3, V4 Month 6, V5 Month 12, V6 Month 18) ]
The "VOC" index will assess the following 7 items: 1 fulltime gainful employment, 2 homemaker or student, 3 part-time gainful employment (20 hours per week or less), 4 retired, 5 full or part-time volunteer, 6 on medical or psychiatric leave of absence, 7 unemployed, whether or not expected to work. Results will be descriptively summarized. The VOC index will be completed at each visit. Difference from baseline of the index will be derived at each assessment
- Assess Quality of Life Levels Using the Q-LES-Q-18 (Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction) Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
Q-LES-Q-18 will allow to generate a general QoL-index which will be used for the analysis and is defined as the average of the single scores for all 18 items. Scoring will be carried out from 1-5 per item (never / rarely / sometimes / frequently / all the time). Results will be descriptively summarized.
- Assess Quality of Life Levels Using the RSM Scale (Riedel-Spellmann-Musil) Scale [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
The '(RSM" is a new 36-item measure validated to assess the "QoL" in different dimensions of schizophrenic patient treated with antipsychotics. It will be rated on a four-point Likert scale (not / rather not / rather yes / yes) by the patient and the investigator. The total score ranges from min. 0 to max. of 108. Higher scores indicate higher "QoL".
- Assess Patient Engagement to Therapy Using the SES Scale (Service Engagement Scale) [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
The 'SES" is a 14-item measure consisting of statements that assess the client specific engagement with services. It will be rated on a four-point Likert scale (not at all / rarely / sometimes / most of the time) by the investigator. The total score ranges from min. 0 to a max. of 42. Higher scores indicate lower engagement.
- Assess Compliance/Medication Adherence Using the MARS Scale (Medication Adherence Rating Scale) [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
The 'Medication Adherence Rating Scale' (MARS) is a reliable and valid self-reporting tool for investigation of the compliance in psychiatric patients also recognizing the complexity of compliance behaviour. 10 questions on medication attitude have to be answered by 'yes' or 'no' (8 times 1= no and Yes = 0 and twice 1= no, Yes =1). Results will be descriptively summarized. Summarized results minimum 0: low medication adherence, maximum 10: high medication adherence.
- Evaluate the Level of the Patients' (Subjective) Satisfaction Using the CSQ-8 Scale (Client Satisfaction Questionnaire) [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
The 'CSQ-8" is a brief, self-administered method to monitor the consumer's satisfaction with services in outpatient psychotherapy, showing high internal consistency. It is identified as a core subset of the general CSQ covering 8 Likert-type items with four response choices where '1' indicates the lowest and '4' the highest degree of satisfaction.
- Assess Health Economy Improvements in Terms of a Reduction in Treatment Costs and Loss of Productivity by Determination of the Total Cost by Number of Days With Hospitalization [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
Any hospitalisation days in inpatients units and emergency ward stays will be recorded. At each hospitalisation, the number of days will be computed and at each visit, the cumulative total number of days will be used to calculate total costs. As higher the number of hospitalisation days as higher the costs per patient.
- Assess Health Economy Improvements in Terms of a Reduction in Treatment Costs and Loss of Productivity by Determination of the Total Number of Days the Patient Was Not Able to Work or go to School or Complete Routine Daily Activities [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
The number of lost work days, lost school days or days without completing routine daily activities will be evaluated. With any number of lost workdays or lost school days or without completing routine daily activities, the costs will increase and the productivity will decrease.
- Assess Health Economy Improvements in Terms of a Reduction in Treatment Costs and Loss of Productivity by Determination of the Need for Any Additional Antipsychotic Medication [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
Concomitant psychotropic drugs will be coded (ATC = Drug code) to allow a comparison of the number of drugs used per ATC class and per treatment visit. The drugs used will be listed by keeping their brand name for allowing to translate them into costs.
- Evaluate Safety and Tolerability by Evaluation of Weight/Waist Circumference [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
Measuring of weight and waist circumference in centimeter.
- Evaluate Safety and Tolerability by Evaluation of Laboratory Tests [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
Measuring of: B-Haemoglobin (g/dl), B-Haematocrit(%), B-Erythrocyte count(pl), B-Leucocytes count (nl), B-Platelet count(nl), Complete blood count (nl), B-Leucocytes differential count (%), B-HbA1c(%), S-ALAT (U/l), S-ASAT (U/l), S-GGT (U/l), P-Glucose (fasting)(mh/dl), S-prolactin level (ng/ml), S-Pregnancy test (IU/l), Qualitative analysis of urine with Stix®,Urine pregnancy. Comparing results with standard values.
- Evaluate Safety and Tolerability by Evaluation of Concomitant Medication [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
Listing of all concomitant medication to show the efficacy and safety.
- Evaluate Safety and Tolerability by Evaluation of the Incidence of Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 4 month ]
Listing of all adverse event or SAE´s to show the safety and tolerability.