Journal article

Quality of life, symptom severity and level of functioning in people with severe mental illness ready for hospital discharge

Wai Tong Chien, David R Thompson, Sau Fong Leung, Daniel Bressington

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: The quality of life (QoL) of people with severe mental illness (SMI) is a growing international concern. Many earlier studies report the determinants and correlates of QoL and functioning in people with SMI in Western countries. The QoL and functioning of Asian inpatients with SMI are largely unknown, particularly at the point where they have been assessed as being ready for hospital discharge. WHAT THE PAPER ADDS TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE?: Physical health, social functioning and community living skills, and negative symptoms are important areas of concern immediately pre-discharge. Social relationship related QoL, overall symptoms, unemployment, education level, ..

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