Quality of Life in boarding houses and hostels: A Residents' perspective

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Title Quality of Life in boarding houses and hostels: A Residents' perspective
Author Horan, Matthew E.; Muller, Juanita; Winocur, Sharon; Barling, Norman
Journal Name Community Mental Health Journal
Editor David Cutler
Year Published 2001
Place of publication USA
Publisher Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
Abstract In the last forty years deinstitutionalization has transferred the care of people with a serious mental illness from the psychiatric hospitals to community based facilities. More recently it has been questioned whether these new facilities offer the anticipated benefits of quality of life. This study examines the Quality of Life (QOL) of people diagnosed with schizophrenia living in two different accommodation facilities, hostels and boarding houses. QOL is examined from the resident's perspective. Lehman's (1988b) QOL Interview was used to measure objective, subjective, and global QOL of 60 participants in three hostels and two boarding house clusters. Hostel and boarding house data were compared and results showed that residents preferred boarding house accommodation. Overall, residents of both accommodation facilities reported satisfaction with QOL, and indicated that they regard them as asylum or sanctuary from the outside world.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1017500624447
Volume 37
Issue Number 4
Edition 2001
Page from 323
Page to 334
ISSN 0010-3853
Date Accessioned 2002-04-15
Language en_AU
Subject PRE2009-Social and Community Psychology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/3846
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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