Prospective study of clinical and social outcome of stay in small group homes for people with mental illness.
Background Small group homes operating according tothe principles of supported housing have, during the pastfive years, become a cornerstone ofthe housing services for the long-term mentally ill in Copenhagen.
Method Duringa 2.5-year period, 47 long-term mentally ill persons were examined at the time of entry to a group home programme.
Residents'psychopathology, social integration, mastery and quality of life were measured by structured interviews, including the Present State Examination (PSE-10) ; and their social functioning was recorded by interview with the staff.
Fortyfour of the residents were re-examined at follow-up after a mean of years using the same instruments.
Data on hospitalisation were obtained through the Danish Psychiatric Case Register.
Results Eighty-three per cent of the residents remained in the programme during the first year.
They showed a significant improvement in subjective quality of life, PSE total score, social integration, functioning and hospitalisation index.
The number of reciprocal supportive contacts in the social network increased.
Lower baseline PSEtotal score was associated with adherence to the programme, and the improvement in quality of life during their stay was predicted by reduction in symptoms and improvement in social integration. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Foyer communautaire, Traitement communautaire, Psychiatrie communautaire, Danemark, Europe, Qualité vie, Intégration sociale, Observance thérapeutique, Etude longitudinale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Community home, Community treatment, Community psychiatry, Denmark, Europe, Quality of life, Social integration, Treatment compliance, Follow up study, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0480670
Code Inist : 002B18I11. Création : 03/02/1998.