Quality of life outcomes in community-based mental health consumers: comparisons with population norms and changes over time

Happell, Brenda, Stanton, Robert, Hodgetts, Danya, and Scott, David (2016) Quality of life outcomes in community-based mental health consumers: comparisons with population norms and changes over time. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37 (3). pp. 146-152.

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Abstract

Quality of life is shown to be lower in people diagnosed with mental illness in comparison to the general population. The aim of this study is to examine the Quality of life in a subset of people accessing mental health services in a regional Queensland Centre. Thirty-seven people accessing mental health services completed the SF36 Health Survey on three occasions. Differences and relationships between Physical Composite Scores and Mental Composite Scores, comparisons with Australian population norms, and temporal change in Quality of Life were examined. Physical Composite Scores were significantly different to, but significantly correlated with, Mental Composite Scores on each occasion. Physical Composite Scores and Mental Composite Scores were significantly different to population norms, and did not vary significantly across time. The poor Quality of life of people with mental illness remains a significant challenge for the mental health workforce.

Item ID: 62155
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1096-4673
Copyright Information: © 2016 Taylor & Francis Group.
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2020 19:41
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920204 Evaluation of Health Outcomes @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 50%
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