Exploring the experience of people with schizophrenia who live in boarding houses or private homes: a grounded theory study

Browne, Graeme and Courtney, Mary (2005) Exploring the experience of people with schizophrenia who live in boarding houses or private homes: a grounded theory study. Contemporary Nurse, 18 (3). pp. 233-246. ISSN 1037-6178

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Abstract

Housing has been identified as a crucial component of successful community living for people with schizophrenia. Unfortunately, many mental health services only focus on acute care and drug solutions for their clients. This grounded theory study aimed to develop a theoretical understanding of the impact of housing on the mental health of people with schizophrenia. Data were collected from thirteen people with schizophrenia who were living in boarding houses (considered the least suitable housing) or living in their own home (considered the most suitable housing). Semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted to explore the participants' experiences and views of the impact of their housing on their mental health. Findings indicated that participants living in their own homes have access to more opportunities and resources for staying well than people with schizophrenia living in boarding houses. Findings also indicated a strong desire amongst all participants to live in their own home. When they do have this opportunity they make choices that enhance their ability to stay well.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of the Publisher, eContent Management.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: schizophrenia, public housing, community health, grounded theory, mental health
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/378

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