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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


LASCORZ FIERRO, David et al. The residences for persons with Several Mental Disorder as a Therapeutic-Rehabilitation resource. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2014, vol.34, n.123, pp.521-538. ISSN 2340-2733.

Introduction: The development of housing places for people with SMD is becoming an important factor in the consolidation of community care in mental health. Residences should be considered as a psychosocial rehabilitation place, modifying a dysfunctional psychosocial situation that negatively affects quality of life and social integration of the patient. In this line arises the present study in order to assess the evolution of the residents admitted to Roger de Llúria, Begur and Tres Pins residences (managed by the Mental Health Foundation CPB) in its first two years of admission to the mental health centre and being able to define improvement aspects on users. Material and Method: From an initial sample of 88 residents (admitted during the years 2009-2011). Comparing the variations during the required time of psychiatric admission, use of community rehabilitation resources, clinical stability, performing ADLs and quality of life (social and personal), taking as values the collected information during the year preceding their incorporation into the residence and the two years of relationship. Results: We could affirm that staying at residences favours users' clinical stability, reducing the number of admissions and their length of stay. The resident improves in ADLs functioning, health habits and personal relationships, regaining his citizenship status, more active and self-sufficient. The improvement in social and occupational residents adjustment is reflected in the increasing of rehabilitation resources used and a greater participation in community life (both inside and outside the residence).

Keywords : Severe mental illness; residential program; psychosocial function.

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