Qual Life Res (2018) 27:491–502 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1717-z Associated and mediating variables related to quality of life among service users with mental disorders 1 2,3 2 Marie‑Josée Fleury · Guy Grenier · Jean‑Marie Bamvita Accepted: 5 October 2017 / Published online: 11 October 2017 © Springer International Publishing AG 2017 Abstract seriousness of needs and increasing QoL among service Purpose This study aimed to identify variables associated users. Lack of recovery-oriented services may affect QoL with quality of life (QoL) and mediating variables among among alcohol users, as substance use disorders were associ- 338 service users with mental disorders in Quebec (Canada). ated directly and negatively with QoL. Data were collected using nine standardized questionnaires Conclusions Decision makers and mental health profes- and participant medical records. sionals should promote service continuity, and closer col- Methods Quality of life was assessed with the Satisfaction laboration between primary care and specialized services, with Life Domains Scale. Independent variables were organ- while supporting recovery-oriented services that encourage ized into a six-block conceptual framework. Using struc- service user involvement in their treatment and follow-up. tural equation modeling, associated and mediating variables Community-based organizations should aim to reduce the related to QoL were identified. seriousness of needs particularly for female service users
Quality of Life Research – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 11, 2017
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