Quality of Life Outcomes in Community-based Mental Health Consumers: Comparisons with Population Norms and Changes over Time

Brenda HAPPELL, R Stanton, Danya Hodgetts, David Scott

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)146-152
    Number of pages7
    JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
    Volume37
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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