This book is about the lives of patients, about the health and social care services provided to help them, and about ways of examining the impact these services make on them. Based on the authors' experience of using and developing a particular operational measure, the Lancashire Quality of Life Profile, which has been used successfully in many different studies and countries, it provides managers and practitioners in mental health with valuable normative data, insights and ideas about the role of QOL in service evaluation.
'All who are interested in research in this field or who are involved in the evaluation of services, will find this a fascinating and rewarding study...they provide us with the first major text to examine quality of life and mental illness ... it is highly recommended' - Community Care
'This book will be of interest not only to practitioners in mental health, but also to those who manage and plan current mental health services and indeed purchasers.' - Breakthrough
'This is a well-written and easy to follow book...I would recommend it to all those working in the mental health field.' - Health Matters
'Excellent...this is a well presented text written in an accessible style...I have no doubt about recommending this as a sourcebook for mental health nurses. - Journal of Nursing Management