Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

MOT Mental Health & Psychosocial Rehabilitation


Department of Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Dr. Vinita Acharya


Background: Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental disorder that affects a person's selfesteem, quality of life, and body image. Aim: To study the correlation between self-esteem, quality of life and body-image in individuals with schizophrenia Method: A cross-sectional study design was used to conduct the study. 84 participants were recruited for the study. The data was collected through in-person and telephonic interviews. The instruments used in the study were Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale -RSE, Manchester Short Assessment of Quality of Life -MANSA and Body Image Quality of Life Inventory- BIQL. analyse the difference in the means of BIQL, MANSA and RSE based on age and gender groups examine the correlation between BIQL, MANSA and RSE. Results: The r value between BIQL and MANSA was 0.634, between BIQL and RSE was 0.425 and MANSA and RSE was 0.35. Conclusion: This study revealed that self-esteem and quality of life was affected in individuals with schizophrenia. It was affected more in middle-aged population Body image was found to be better for this group. Body image was affected more in males and no gender difference was seen for self-esteem and quality of life. A moderate positive correlation between BIQL and MANSA, a low positive correlation between BIQL and RSE and a low positive correlation between MANSA and RSE.