Mental health consumers' perceptions of quality of life and mental health care

Williams, Emily, Sands, Natisha, Elsom, Stephen and Prematunga, Roshani Kanchana 2015, Mental health consumers' perceptions of quality of life and mental health care, Nursing and health sciences, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 299-306, doi: 10.1111/nhs.12189.

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Title Mental health consumers' perceptions of quality of life and mental health care
Author(s) Williams, Emily
Sands, Natisha
Elsom, Stephen
Prematunga, Roshani Kanchana
Journal name Nursing and health sciences
Volume number 17
Issue number 3
Start page 299
End page 306
Total pages 8
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication North Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2015-09
ISSN 1442-2018
Keyword(s) QOL
mental health nurse incentive program
mental health nursing
quality of life
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Summary Research spanning the past decade consistently reports that people with severe mental illnesses experience lower quality of life than the general population, however, little is known about what "quality of life" means to consumers, or how quality of life can be promoted in mental health care. This study measured the Quality of Life of mental health consumers receiving care from a Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program, and examined consumer perceptions of quality of life. The study used an exploratory design incorporating the WHOQOL-brèf survey and four additional qualitative questions for data collection. Data were analysed using descriptive and correlational statistics. Participants (n = 49) reported lower quality of life scores on all four domains of the WHOQOL-brèf and lower overall ratings for "quality of life" than the general population. Having basic needs met, good relationships with family and friends, regular support, and improved social connectedness were identified by consumers as important to their quality of life.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/nhs.12189
Field of Research 111005 Mental Health Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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