Population-Based Comparison of Health-Related Quality of Life Between Healthy Subjects and Those With Specific Psychiatric or Somatic Diseases
Article first published online: 12 AUG 2010
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 66–73, April 2011
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Saharinen, T., Hintikka, J., Kylmä, J., Koivumaa-Honkanen, H., Honkalampi, K., Lehto, S. M., Nikkonen, M., Haatainen, K. and Viinamäki, H. (2011), Population-Based Comparison of Health-Related Quality of Life Between Healthy Subjects and Those With Specific Psychiatric or Somatic Diseases. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 47: 66–73. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00273.x
- Issue published online: 23 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 12 AUG 2010
- First Received January 11, 2010; Final Revision received March 23, 2010; Accepted for publication April 23, 2010.
- Health promotion;
- psychiatric diagnosis;
- somatic disease
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare health-related quality of life (HRQL) of healthy subjects and those with psychiatric or somatic diseases.
DESIGN AND METHODS: Eight dimensions of the RAND 36-Item Health Survey 1.0 (RAND-36) were investigated in a population-based sample.
FINDINGS: Scores in all 8 RAND dimensions were lower in subjects with psychiatric diagnoses than in healthy subjects. In logistic regression models, poor social functioning (odds ratio [OR] 1.07–1.12) associated with psychiatric diagnoses. Lowered energy (OR 1.06) associated with major depression, poor general health with personality disorders (OR 1.06) and heart disease (OR 1.06), and physical limitations with heart (OR 1.04) and musculoskeletal disease (OR 1.07).
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Acknowledging the lowest HRQL dimensions among subjects with psychiatric diagnoses may help to promote mental, physical, and social well-being more efficiently.