[How do mentally ill homeless persons evaluate their quality of life]

Salize, H. J., Horst, A., Dillmann-Lange, C., Killmann, U., Stern, G., Wolf, I., Henn, F., Rossler, W. (March 2001) [How do mentally ill homeless persons evaluate their quality of life]. Psychiatr Prax, 28 (2). pp. 75-80. ISSN 0303-4259 (Print)0303-4259 (Linking)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11305162
DOI: 10.1055/s-2001-11582


Besides pronounced deficiencies in psychiatric research concerning homeless mentally ill in Germany, studies concerned with the quality of life of homeless mentally ill were missing until now. This study reveals in a representative sample of 102 homeless people from the City of Mannheim, Germany that--compared to the homeless without psychiatric disorders of the sample--the mentally ill homeless (prevalence 68.6%) have significantly different subjective views of their quality of life regarding the items "state of health", "physical capabilities" and "support from others". The differences were even stronger if the homeless mentally ill were compared to a group of non-homeless mentally ill schizophrenic patients (n = 104), cared for in the City's well-equipped community care services. Community care patients reported a significantly better quality of life in respect of 11 items. These results were seen as a success of the concept of community-based mental health care. The consequences for improving care strategies for homeless mentally ill are discussed.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activities of Daily Living/psychology Adolescent Adult Aged Attitude to Health Cross-Sectional Studies Deinstitutionalization Female Germany Homeless Persons/ psychology Humans Male Mental Disorders/ psychology/rehabilitation Middle Aged Quality of Life Schizophrenic Psychology
Subjects: diseases & disorders > mental disorders
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Communities: CSHL labs > Henn lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: March 2001
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2014 19:48
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2014 19:48
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/29296

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