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Determinants of quality of life in people with severe mental illness

Hansson, Lars LU (2006) In Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 113(Suppl. 429). p.46-50
Abstract
Objective: The objective of this article was to review some methodological issues in this field and give an overview of empirical research findings with a special focus on factors associated with or affecting subjective quality of life in people with a severe mental illness. Method: A selective review of relevant scientific literature on quality of life in severe mental illness was conducted. Results: Subjective quality of life in people with a severe mental illness is only to a lesser extent related to external life conditions. Major determinants are psychopathology, especially symptoms of depression and anxiety, and aspects of the social network. Personality related factors such as self-esteem are also influential. Comparative studies... (More)
Objective: The objective of this article was to review some methodological issues in this field and give an overview of empirical research findings with a special focus on factors associated with or affecting subjective quality of life in people with a severe mental illness. Method: A selective review of relevant scientific literature on quality of life in severe mental illness was conducted. Results: Subjective quality of life in people with a severe mental illness is only to a lesser extent related to external life conditions. Major determinants are psychopathology, especially symptoms of depression and anxiety, and aspects of the social network. Personality related factors such as self-esteem are also influential. Comparative studies have further shown that patients in community care settings have a better subjective quality of life than patients in hospital settings. Conclusion: Efforts to improve subjective quality of life in people with severe mental illness should include a careful monitoring of depressive of and anxiety symptoms, and pay particular attention to assessment. and interventions against unmet needs. Further, such interventions should stress a strengthening of the social support of the clients. It is also important to pay attention to mediators of changes in subjective quality of life such as self-esteem, mastery, autonomy, and self-efficacy. (Less)
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personality, social support, subjective quality of life, psychopathology, treatment outcome
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46 - 50
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Wiley-Blackwell
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10.1111/j.1600-0447.2005.00717.x
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  author       = {Hansson, Lars},
  issn         = {1600-0447},
  keyword      = {personality,social support,subjective quality of life,psychopathology,treatment outcome},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Suppl. 429},
  pages        = {46--50},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  title        = {Determinants of quality of life in people with severe mental illness},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.2005.00717.x},
  volume       = {113},
  year         = {2006},
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