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Quality of Life Research

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 161–169 | Cite as

Subjective well-being and community integration among clients of assertive community treatment

  • Pamela N. Prince
  • Gary J. Gerber
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Abstract

Three aspects of community integration (i.e., physical, social, and psychological integration) were examined in relation to subjective well-being (SWB) in a sample of 92 persons with psychiatric disabilities receiving services from assertive community treatment (ACT) teams. Although two of the integration variables, namely physical and psychological integration, were related to SWB at the bivariate level, these relationships were not maintained following sequential multiple regression analysis. Findings support previously established relationships between SWB and psychiatric symptoms and between SWB and self-esteem. Results also emphasize the importance of client perceptions of social support that may be attributable, in part, to ACT services.

Keywords

Psychiatric illness Subjective well-being Community integration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brockville Psychiatric Hospital, (A Division of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group), Institute for Mental Health Research, Carleton UniversityBrockville
  2. 2.West Park Healthcare Centre, University of OttawaToronto, OttawaCanada

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