Perceptions of Health Intervene in the Relationship Between Psychiatric Symptoms and Quality of Life for Individuals in Supportive Housing

  • Jason MatejkowskiEmail author
  • Sungkyu Lee
  • Benjamin Henwood
  • Jonathon Lukens
  • Lara Carson Weinstein


Psychiatric symptoms and quality of life (QOL) are important domains for mental health services and research. Findings from studies examining the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and quality of life have been mixed, prompting researchers to test moderating variables that identify for whom and under what circumstances psychiatric symptoms may or may not be particularly influential on individuals’ quality of life.1,2 However, in addition to knowing when or for whom symptoms influence QOL, it is also important to understand how symptoms may be influencing quality of life. Identification of factors that intervene between psychiatric symptoms and QOL can assist in addressing this question and inform the development of services to improve QOL among individuals with serious mental illness (SMI).

Guided by Yanos and Moos’ conceptual model,3this study examined the effect of psychiatric symptoms on quality of life among individuals with SMI. The integrated model of...


Psychiatric Symptom Cognitive Appraisal Serious Mental Illness Supportive Housing General Life Satisfaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason Matejkowski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sungkyu Lee
    • 2
  • Benjamin Henwood
    • 3
  • Jonathon Lukens
    • 4
  • Lara Carson Weinstein
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Social WelfareUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.College of Social WorkUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  3. 3.School of Social WorkUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.School of Social WorkSalem State UniversitySalemUSA
  5. 5.Department of Family and Community MedicineThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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