Predictive typology of subjective quality of life among participants with severe mental disorders after a five-year follow-up: a longitudinal two-step cluster analysis.

TitlePredictive typology of subjective quality of life among participants with severe mental disorders after a five-year follow-up: a longitudinal two-step cluster analysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMJ Fleury, Grenier G., JM Bamvita
JournalHealth Qual Life Outcomes
Volume13
Pagination150
Date Published2015 Sep 21
ISSN1477-7525
Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study aims to create a predictive typology of quality of life at five-year follow-up of 204 individuals with severe mental disorders, according to clinical, socio-demographic, and health service use variables.METHODS: Participant typology was carried out by means of two-step cluster analysis. Independent variables were measured at T0 and subjective quality of life (SQOL) at T2.RESULTS: Analysis yielded four classes. SQOL at T2 was higher than the mean in Class 4 ("Older, poorly educated single men living in supervised housing, with psychotic disorders but with few serious needs, receiving substantial help from services") and lower than the mean in Class 2 ("Young females with serious needs and co-occurring mental and addiction disorders living in independent apartments").CONCLUSION: Given that predictive SQOL varies in relation to combinations of associated variables, it would be useful for treatments or service programs to target specific predictors to the different profiles.

DOI10.1186/s12955-015-0346-x
Alternate JournalHealth Qual Life Outcomes
PubMed ID26391475
PubMed Central IDPMC4578602
Grant ListMOP-84512 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada

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