Title: Characterization and Predictors of Community Integration of People with Psychiatric Problems: Comparisons with the General Population
Authors: Cabral, Joana 
Barreto Carvalho, Célia 
Motta, Carolina 
Sousa, Marina 
Keywords: Community Integration;Mental Illness
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Abstract: Community integration is a construct that an increasing body of research has shown to have a significant impact on the wellbeing and recovery of people with psychiatric problems. However, there are few studies that explore which factors can be associated and predict community integration. Moreover, community integration has been mostly studied in minority groups, and current literature on the definition and manifestation of community integration in the general population is scarcer. Thus, the current study aims to characterize community integration and explore possible predictor variables in a sample of participants with psychiatric problems (PP, N=183) and a sample of participants from the general population (GP, N=211). Results show that people with psychiatric problems present above average values of community integration, but are significantly lower than their healthy counterparts. It was also possible to observe that community integration does not vary in terms of the sociodemographic characteristics of both groups in this study. Correlation and multiple regression showed that, among several variables that literature present as relevant in the community integration process, only three variables emerged as having the most explanatory value in community integration of both groups: sense of community, basic needs satisfaction and submission. These results also shown that those variables have increased explanatory power in the PP sample, which leads us to emphasize the need to address this issue in future studies and increase the understanding of the factors that can be involved in the promotion of community integration, in order to devise more effective interventions in this field.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/46779
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CINEICC - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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