Measuring quality of life in the mentally ill

Wynne S. Korr, Briggett C. Ford

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It has been our experience that it is easier to measure quality of life among persons with serious mental illness than it is to intervene to improve it. This article presents background and historical context of service delivery to persons with severe mental illness. We then examine approaches to assessing outcomes of services, especially quality of life. We conclude with an illustration and discussion of dilemmas in measuring quality of life in this vulnerable population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
JournalQuality of Life Research
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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