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Predictors of improvement in quality of life of long-term mentally ill individuals receiving case management.

Björkman, T and Hansson, Lars LU (2002) In European Psychiatry 17(1). p.33-40
Abstract
One hundred and thirteen long-term mentally ill clients receiving case management were investigated with regard to psychosocial and clinical predictors of changes in subjective quality of life during an 18-month follow-up. Better psychosocial functioning and fewer psychiatric symptoms at baseline predicted a greater improvement in quality of life. A larger decrease in symptom severity and a greater improvement in the social network during the follow-up were identified as the most important predictors of a greater improvement in subjective quality of life. The results of the study suggest that an emphasis should be put on effective symptom management, a reduction of needs for care and social support in order to fulfill the aims of improving... (More)
One hundred and thirteen long-term mentally ill clients receiving case management were investigated with regard to psychosocial and clinical predictors of changes in subjective quality of life during an 18-month follow-up. Better psychosocial functioning and fewer psychiatric symptoms at baseline predicted a greater improvement in quality of life. A larger decrease in symptom severity and a greater improvement in the social network during the follow-up were identified as the most important predictors of a greater improvement in subjective quality of life. The results of the study suggest that an emphasis should be put on effective symptom management, a reduction of needs for care and social support in order to fulfill the aims of improving subjective quality of life in patients receiving case management. (Less)
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Sweden, Non-U.S. Gov't, Support, Regression Analysis, Quality of Life : psychology, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Mental Disorders : psychology, Male, Longitudinal Studies, Human, Forecasting, Follow-Up Studies, Female, Adult, Case Management
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European Psychiatry
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17
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33 - 40
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Elsevier Masson SAS
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1778-3585
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10.1016/S0924-9338(02)00621-1
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  keyword      = {Sweden,Non-U.S. Gov't,Support,Regression Analysis,Quality of Life : psychology,Psychiatric Status Rating Scales,Mental Disorders : psychology,Male,Longitudinal Studies,Human,Forecasting,Follow-Up Studies,Female,Adult,Case Management},
  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {33--40},
  publisher    = {Elsevier Masson SAS},
  series       = {European Psychiatry},
  title        = {Predictors of improvement in quality of life of long-term mentally ill individuals receiving case management.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0924-9338(02)00621-1},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2002},
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