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.
|Title||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.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||MJ Fleury, Grenier G., JM Bamvita|
|Journal||Health Qual Life Outcomes|
|Date Published||2015 Sep 21|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Health Qual Life Outcomes|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC4578602|
|Grant List||MOP-84512 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada|