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Quality of life among people with psychiatric disabilities attending community-based day centres or Clubhouses

Hultqvist, Jenny LU ; Markström, Urban; Tjörnstrand, Carina LU and Eklund, Mona LU (2018) In Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 32(4). p.1418-1427
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BACKGROUND: People with psychiatric disability have been found to have a poorer quality of life (QOL) compared to the general population, and QOL is an important outcome from psychosocial rehabilitation. AIMS: This study aimed at comparing users of two approaches to psychosocial rehabilitation in Sweden, community-based mental health day centres (DCs) and clubhouses, regarding QOL. A further aim was to investigate predictors of QOL. METHODS: People regularly attending DCs (n = 128) or clubhouses (n = 57) completed questionnaires at baseline and a 9-month follow-up about socio-demographics, QOL, self-esteem, social network, satisfaction with daily occupations, satisfaction with services and the unit's organisation. RESULTS: Quality of... (More)

BACKGROUND: People with psychiatric disability have been found to have a poorer quality of life (QOL) compared to the general population, and QOL is an important outcome from psychosocial rehabilitation. AIMS: This study aimed at comparing users of two approaches to psychosocial rehabilitation in Sweden, community-based mental health day centres (DCs) and clubhouses, regarding QOL. A further aim was to investigate predictors of QOL. METHODS: People regularly attending DCs (n = 128) or clubhouses (n = 57) completed questionnaires at baseline and a 9-month follow-up about socio-demographics, QOL, self-esteem, social network, satisfaction with daily occupations, satisfaction with services and the unit's organisation. RESULTS: Quality of life remained stable over time in both groups. QOL at follow-up was associated with baseline self-esteem, social network, satisfaction with daily occupations and QOL at baseline. The strongest indicator of a higher QOL at follow-up was attending a clubhouse programme followed by having scored high on QOL at baseline. CONCLUSION: Both approaches were suited for supporting their users in maintaining QOL. Visiting clubhouses seems, however, advantageous for QOL in a longer-term perspective. Although this study contributed some new knowledge, research should further address which circumstances are associated with maintaining stability in QOL.

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  abstract     = {<p>BACKGROUND: People with psychiatric disability have been found to have a poorer quality of life (QOL) compared to the general population, and QOL is an important outcome from psychosocial rehabilitation. AIMS: This study aimed at comparing users of two approaches to psychosocial rehabilitation in Sweden, community-based mental health day centres (DCs) and clubhouses, regarding QOL. A further aim was to investigate predictors of QOL. METHODS: People regularly attending DCs (n = 128) or clubhouses (n = 57) completed questionnaires at baseline and a 9-month follow-up about socio-demographics, QOL, self-esteem, social network, satisfaction with daily occupations, satisfaction with services and the unit's organisation. RESULTS: Quality of life remained stable over time in both groups. QOL at follow-up was associated with baseline self-esteem, social network, satisfaction with daily occupations and QOL at baseline. The strongest indicator of a higher QOL at follow-up was attending a clubhouse programme followed by having scored high on QOL at baseline. CONCLUSION: Both approaches were suited for supporting their users in maintaining QOL. Visiting clubhouses seems, however, advantageous for QOL in a longer-term perspective. Although this study contributed some new knowledge, research should further address which circumstances are associated with maintaining stability in QOL.</p>},
  author       = {Hultqvist, Jenny and Markström, Urban and Tjörnstrand, Carina and Eklund, Mona},
  issn         = {1471-6712},
  keyword      = {community mental health services,comparative research,psychosocial rehabilitation,satisfaction with daily occupations,self-esteem},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {1418--1427},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences},
  title        = {Quality of life among people with psychiatric disabilities attending community-based day centres or Clubhouses},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/scs.12587},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2018},
}