The aim of this study was to identify factors that contributed to the chronic patient's quality of life from both the patients'and staff's point of view.
We were also interested in any lack of congruence between staff and patient perception as these could have significant implications for planning long-term care.
Fifty of the patients under the Day Release Scheme at View Road Hospital and their staff were given a modified questionnaire concerning the patients'quality of life.
Generally the patients reported satisfaction with life domain items covering their living conditions.
The majority felt safe in the current setting, enjoyed their work, their regular outings and parole to the nearby shopping centers.
Significant differences were observed between the staff and patients'perception in life domain items relating to general well-being, knowledge and education, relationships, in-patient care, leisure and vocational rehabilitation.
The staff group perceived having good food, money, good treatment and in employment as being important to their patients'well-being.
Patients emphasised having money, family support or a partner, being employed, having time for recreational activities and eating good food.
Having good health, medication and feeling at peace were also considered important by many of our patient. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Evaluation, Qualité vie, Communauté, Vie quotidienne, Adaptation, Soin, Psychiatrie, Homme, Singapour, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evaluation, Quality of life, Community, Daily living, Adaptation, Care, Psychiatry, Human, Singapore, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0127355
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 22/06/1998.