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Involvement in Productive Activities and Satisfaction With Living Situation Among Severely Mentally Disabled Adults
Timothy F. Champney; Laura Cox Dzurec
Psychiatric Services 1992; doi:
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This study was funded by a grant from the Office of Program Evaluation and Research of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and by National Institute of Mental Health Community Support Program demonstration grant 5H84 MH445 45-02.

Department of Mental Health, 30 East Broad Street, Suite 1 340, Columbus, Ohio 43266

University of Maine, School of Nursing in Orono; University College of Nursing in Columbus

1992 by the American Psychiatric Association

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Eighty-three adults with severe mental disabilities participated in a study examining effects on life satisfaction of having nothing to do, receipt of a housing subsidy, and enrollment in an intensive case management program. The clients were divided into four groups receiving subsidized bousing and intensive case management, subsidized housing and nonintensive case management, intensive case management and nonsubsidized housing, and nonintensive case management and nonsubsidized housing. Initially and at ten months, clients reported how much time they spent with nothing to do and their level of satisfaction with supported-living arrangements. A significant association was found between time spent with nothing to do and both satisfaction and change in satisfaction and between having a housing subsidy and satisfaction. Results suggest that getting clients involved in activities of their own choosing would result in much greater increases in satisfaction.

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