The impact of rehabilitation services on the quality of life of chronic mental patients.
Source: Occupational Therapy in Mental Health 12(2):1-25.
Abstract: This literature review assesses the paradoxical results of a study conducted by Mercier et al. (1990) at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre in Montreal, Canada. The quality of life, within the community, was assessed for 152 former psychiatric patients, with regard to contribution of services. Astonishingly, those subjects who participated in rehabilitation procedures were less satisfied with their quality of life. Appropriately, this review will focus on that relationship and, additionally, add objective and subjective factors that must be brought into focus with regard to intervention. (CIRRIE Abstract)
Institution: Ecole de Readaptation, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128 Succursale A, Montreal, Que. H3C 3J7, Canada
Subject headings: Abstracts, Chronic illness, Client records, Daily living, Demographics, Functional evaluation, Housing, Interpersonal relations, Mental health, Occupational therapy, Planning, Psychiatric disabilities, Quality of life, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation services, Reviews, Schizophrenia, Social policy