Journal article

The impact of suicidality on health-related quality of life: A latent growth curve analysis of community-based data

AK Fairweather-Schmidt, PJ Batterham, P Butterworth, S Nada-Raja



OBJECTIVE: The subjective burden of suicidality on mental and physical health-related quality of life (HRQoL) remains to be examined. Eight-year trajectories of mental and physical components of HRQoL were compared for suicidal and non-suicidal participants at baseline. The effect of poor mental and/or physical HRQoL on subsequent suicidality was also investigated. METHOD: Randomly-selected community data (W1=7485; W2=6715; W3=6133) were analysed with multivariate latent growth curve (LGC) and logistic regression models. RESULTS: Adjusted LGC modelling identified that baseline ideation was associated with poorer mental, but better physical HRQoL at baseline (b=-3.93, 95% CI=-4.75 to -3.12; b..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Unit Grant

Awarded by NHMRC

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Funding Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge the participants in this study, Patricia Jacomb, Karen Maxwell and PATH interviewers for their assistance. Funding for Waves 1 and 2 of the PATH study was provided by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant 179805 (CIs Jorm, Christensen, Rodgers, Easteal and Anstey) and National Health and Medical Research Council Unit Grant No. 973302. Wave 3 funding (CIs Anstey, Christensen, Mackinnon, Easteal, Butterworth) was provided by NHMRC Project grant No. 157125. P. Batterham is funded by NHMRC fellowship 1083311. S. Nada-Raja is funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand. P. Butterworth is funded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship FT13101444. The funding source had no involvement in any aspect of the study or manuscript.