Journal article

Physical comorbidities in private psychiatric inpatients: Prevalence and its association with quality of life and functional impairment

Sarah E Nadjidai, Snezana Kusljic, Nathan L Dowling, Jennifer Magennis, Lisa Stokes, Chee H Ng, Catherine Daniel

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the association between physical health conditions and quality of life and functioning in private psychiatric inpatients. We sought to determine whether quality of life and functioning was poorer in individuals with physical comorbidity compared to those without. A quantitative correlational descriptive design was utilized. Seventy patients were included in sequential order within a week of admission to hospital. Participants completed the SF-36 survey, and the corresponding hospital records were audited. The STROBE guidelines were followed in the reporting of this research. The study found that 64.3% (45/70) of participants had one or more comorbid physi..

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