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Changes in needs of support and service among long-term mentally disabled clients
Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-92771OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-92771DiVA: diva2:165964
Available from: 2005-03-30 Created: 2005-03-30 Last updated: 2010-01-13Bibliographically approved
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1. Needs of Support and Service in Mentally Disabled Clients: Population-Based Studies in a Swedish County
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2005 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The general aim of the present thesis is to investigate needs of support and service in clients with long-term mental disabilities living in the community. A further aim is to study changes in these client needs during a 3.5-year follow-up.

A questionnaire, The Need of Support and Service Questionnaire (NSSQ), was developed to provide staffs in psychiatric care and social services with a brief instrument to assess how their clients live in the community and to identify their needs.

The results are based on 1,759 clients. The prevalence of clients in urban and rural areas was 6.4/1,000 and 4.5/1,000 inhabitants, respectively. The clients living in the urban setting were more frequently male, older, with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and needed more support in activities of daily living than rural clients.

Clients identified by staff in psychiatric care only were more often living with a partner, with children living at home and more often had a rehabilitation allowance than clients identified by social services staff. In clients assessed by both organizations similar needs at a group level were identified. However, agreements were lower at the individual level.

Although clients reported fewer needs than staff in psychiatric care, the reported needs were in the same areas.

A majority of the clients with unmet needs of service at baseline had their needs met at the 3.5-year follow-up. New unmet needs were also identified at the follow-up, however. The results demonstrate less improvement in clients with schizophrenia as compared with non-schizophrenic clients.

In conclusion, needs of support and service present a dynamic process and both psychiatric care and social services should critically evaluate assessments of these needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2005. 56 p.
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 1651-6206 ; 21
Psychiatry, Needs assessment, Questionnaires, Epidemiology, Schizophrenia, Community Mental Health Services, Psykiatri
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-4841 (URN)91-554-6184-0 (ISBN)
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2005-04-21, Gunnesalen, Höghuset, Ulleråker, Emmy Rappes väg 10, Uppsala, 09:15
Available from: 2005-03-30 Created: 2005-03-30Bibliographically approved

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