• Better off in the community? A 5-year follow up study of long-term psychiatric patients discharged into the community.

      McInerney, Shane J; Finnerty, Susan; Avalos, Gloria; Walsh, Elizabeth; Galway Mental Health Services, Galway, Ireland. shane.mcinerney1@hse.ie (2010-04)
      The quality of life of long-term psychiatric inpatients relocated to the community was investigated in this study. The aim was to investigate what changes, if any occurred, on standardised quality of life related instruments between discharge from hospital and at 1 year after discharge into the community. We were also interested to see if these changes continued 5 years after discharge into the community.