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Barry, MM; Crosby, C; Bogg, J
Journal Of Mental Health
Methodological issues in evaluating the quality of life of long-stay psychiatric patients
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Methodological issues concerned with the conceptualisation and measurement of the quality of life of long-stay psychiatric patients are discussed and the reliability and validity of current methods of assessment are considered. This paper describes the development and implementation of an adapted version of Lehman's quality of life scale with 62 long-stay patients being resettled from hospital. The study reports on the findings from the baseline phase of the study conducted on the hospital wards, and examines the internal reliability of the quality of life indices and their stability over time. The influence of demographic and clinical characteristics on the quality of life data is also examined.
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