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A Quality of Life Interview for the chronically mentally ill.
Abstract During the past few years there has been increased interest in assessing the quality of life of the chronically mentally ill to assist in planning and evaluating programs for these patients.Expand
Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia, second edition.
The well-being of chronic mental patients.
  • A. Lehman
  • Medicine
  • Archives of general psychiatry
  • 1 April 1983
Adding patients' subjective QOL evaluations doubled the explanatory power of a model based only on personal characteristics and objective life conditions, and global well-being was most consistently associated with personal safety, social relations, finances, leisure, and health care variables. Expand
Implementing supported employment as an evidence-based practice.
The authors discuss barriers to implementation and strategies for overcoming them based on successful experiences in several states, and the effectiveness of supported employment appears to be generalizable across a broad range of client characteristics and community settings. Expand
Translating research into practice: the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) treatment recommendations.
The PORT Treatment Recommendations provide a basis for moving toward "evidence-based" practice for schizophrenia and identify both the strengths and limitations in the current knowledge base. Expand
The 2009 schizophrenia PORT psychosocial treatment recommendations and summary statements.
This update of PORTPsychosocial treatment recommendations underscores both the expansion of knowledge regarding psychosocial treatments for persons with schizophrenia at the same time as the limitations in their implementation in clinical practice settings. Expand
Implementing evidence-based practices in routine mental health service settings.
The authors discuss common concerns about the use of evidence-based practices, such as whether ethical values have a role in shaping such practices and how to deal with clinical situations for which no scientific evidence exists. Expand
Measures of quality of life among persons with severe and persistent mental disorders
  • A. Lehman
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • 1 March 1996
The literature on QOL assessment procedures up to the end of October 1992 for persons with SPMI is reviewed, covering QOL measures that at a minimum assess subjective well-being. Expand
Prevalence and correlates of diabetes in national schizophrenia samples.
This study of diabetes in the early 1990s suggests that even before the widespread use of the atypical antipsychotic drugs, diabetes was a major problem for persons with schizophrenia. Expand
The Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT): updated treatment recommendations 2003.
Evidence points to the value of treatment approaches combining medications with psychosocial treatments, including psychological interventions, family interventions, supported employment, assertive community treatment, and skills training. Expand