Relationships among social support and health in a sample of community mental health consumers with severe mental disabilities

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161737
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Presentation
Title:
Relationships among social support and health in a sample of community mental health consumers with severe mental disabilities
Abstract:
Relationships among social support and health in a sample of community mental health consumers with severe mental disabilities
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Hunt, Chantal
Social support has a positive role in the health of human beings. The impact of social support on individuals with severe mental disabilities (SMD) may vary due to the availability of formal and informal supports, the individual's psychological impairment, and by other factors unique to this population. This secondary analysis will describe the perceptions of social support and examine relationships among social support, emergency room (ER) visits, hospitalizations, and self-reported health status of 109 community mental health consumers with SMD. The existing data were collected as part of a larger study on the physical health status, service utilization, and barriers to care in SMD clients. Face-to-face interviews and agency record reviews were conducted. Perceived health will be assessed using the 12-item Physical and Mental Health Summary Scales of the SF-36 Health Survey. Social support will be assessed with five self-report items related to availability and sources of support. Hospitalizations for psychiatric and medical illnesses and number of ER visits will be ascertained from both self report and agency records. Descriptive statistics and correlational analyses will be reported. Analysis of this data will add to the nursing body of knowledge of the relationships between social support and health in this at-risk population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRelationships among social support and health in a sample of community mental health consumers with severe mental disabilitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161737-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relationships among social support and health in a sample of community mental health consumers with severe mental disabilities</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hunt, Chantal</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hunt.61@osu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Social support has a positive role in the health of human beings. The impact of social support on individuals with severe mental disabilities (SMD) may vary due to the availability of formal and informal supports, the individual's psychological impairment, and by other factors unique to this population. This secondary analysis will describe the perceptions of social support and examine relationships among social support, emergency room (ER) visits, hospitalizations, and self-reported health status of 109 community mental health consumers with SMD. The existing data were collected as part of a larger study on the physical health status, service utilization, and barriers to care in SMD clients. Face-to-face interviews and agency record reviews were conducted. Perceived health will be assessed using the 12-item Physical and Mental Health Summary Scales of the SF-36 Health Survey. Social support will be assessed with five self-report items related to availability and sources of support. Hospitalizations for psychiatric and medical illnesses and number of ER visits will be ascertained from both self report and agency records. Descriptive statistics and correlational analyses will be reported. Analysis of this data will add to the nursing body of knowledge of the relationships between social support and health in this at-risk population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:26:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:26:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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