Better off in the community? A 5-year follow up study of long-term psychiatric patients discharged into the community.
AffiliationGalway Mental Health Services, Galway, Ireland. email@example.com
MeSHActivities of Daily Living
Attitude to Health
Community Mental Health Services
Length of Stay
Quality of Life
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CitationBetter off in the community? A 5-year follow up study of long-term psychiatric patients discharged into the community. 2010, 45 (4):469-73 Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol
JournalSocial psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology
AbstractThis study adds to the previous work carried out on patients discharged from large psychiatric hospitals into the community. Patients expressed a desire to continue to live in the community and while they showed improvements in self care and social functioning in the first year following discharge, these improvements were not sustained after 5 years in the community. Further training is needed for staff in the community residences so that patients can achieve their maximum potential.