Journal article

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

Emily Williams, Natisha Sands, Stephen Elsom, Roshani Kanchana Prematunga

NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

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..

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