Journal article

Quality of housing among patients of an area mental health service

Margaret Grigg, Fiona Judd, Angela Komiti, Lisa Ryan

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aims of the present study were to (i) assess the quality of housing for patients receiving treatment from an area mental health service; (ii) compare estimates of quality of housing using two different methods: housing type versus housing characteristics; (iii) determine whether either method for assessing quality is more useful that a combination; and (iv) examine the relationship between housing quality and case manager's assessment of the impact of the housing on the patient's mental disorder. METHODS: A survey was developed that included the demographics of the patient; housing type; living arrangements; housing characteristics as assessed by the patient's case manager; a..

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