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Quality of life survey among long-stay mentally ill patients: patient and staff perspectives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9046206     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to improve the quality of life of the chronically mentally ill patients, their treatment programmes must be individualised to address their multiple disabilities and social impairment. The patient's perception of his quality of life (QoL) can be used as an organising framework for long-term care. Subjects in the study included staff and inpatients from the 10 rehabilitation wards in New Woodbridge Hospital which offers a wide range of rehabilitation activities. Using subjective indices, patient and staff perception of patients' quality of life were compared across several life domains. Significant differences between the 2 groups were noted in areas including living conditions, relationship with others and sense of purpose in life. Most patients found the new hospital a better place in terms of its physical comfort and the medical and psychiatric care received. The implications of these findings for improving existing care for our patients are discussed.
V Nair; S Tiwari; M Wee; S F Leong; K Sarjit; Thavamani; C S Liew
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-04     Completed Date:  1997-04-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  SINGAPORE    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  512-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Woodbridge Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Data Collection
Hospitals, Psychiatric* / standards
Long-Term Care / standards
Mental Disorders / rehabilitation*,  therapy
Quality of Life*
Sampling Studies

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