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Boarding house life for people with mental illness: An exploratory study


Cleary, M and Woodford, P and Meehan, T, Boarding house life for people with mental illness: An exploratory study, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 7, (4) pp. 163-71. ISSN 1324-3780 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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The present study explored residents' perceptions of life in boarding houses within the Central Sydney Area Health Service. A purposeful sample of 14 people with a mental illness participated in semistructured interviews. The transcribed interviews were analysed for lifestyle issues to increase understanding of the factors that impact on quality of life from the consumers' perspective. It was encouraging to find that basic needs were being met, but it would appear that there is considerable room for improvement in quality of life for this vulnerable group of people. The findings of the present study should prove valuable for policy makers and health professionals who provide services to people with mental illness resident in boarding houses.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:research, mental health, boarding house
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108477
Year Published:1998
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-08-04

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