A study was made of the quality of life of 29 older people with intellectual disability who left hospital to live in ordinary three-or four-bedroom houses.
A short version of the Questionnaire on Quality of Life was used to measure quality of life before moving and at three points in the first 53 months after changing residence.
Results showed that there were improvements in quality-of-life subscales in the first 41 months with an eventual levelling out after 53 months.
Social and leisure activity have been identified as particular important in the quality of life of older people.
Therefore, items from the scale that measure participation in community leisure activities, contact with people without intellectual disability during these activities and engagement in leisure activities within the home were selected for detailed analysis.
These data also showed increased activity and contacts in the first 41 months with a levelling out after 53 months.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Service santé, Désinstitutionnalisation, Santé mentale, Qualité vie, Arriération mentale, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Etude longitudinale, Vieillard, Homme, Déficience intellectuelle, Trouble développement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Health service, Desinstitutionalization, Mental health, Quality of life, Mental retardation, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Follow up study, Elderly, Human, Intellectual deficiency, Developmental disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0258610
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 11/09/1998.