Table 3

Priorities in life and barriers to giving priority to physical health ranked in the top four by people with severe mental illness (SMI) and with non-psychotic mental illness.

Variable

SMI

n = 52

n (%)

Non-psychotic mental illness

n = 94

n (%)

Unadjusted OR

(95% CI)

χ2 (P)

Adjusted ORa

(95% CI)

Adjusted P


Priorities

Accommodation

29 (55.8)

70 (74.5)

0.4 (0.2-0.9)

5.3 (0.022)

0.5 (0.2-1.0)

0.056

Daytime activities

16 (30.8)

13 (13.8)

2.8 (1.2-6.4)

5.8 (0.016)

0.5 (0.2-1.2)

0.109

Education

10(19.2)

17 (18.1)

1.1 (0.5-2.6)

0.0 (0.864)

1.5 (0.6-4.2)

0.388

Friends and family

37 (71.2)

86 (91.5)

0.2 (0.1-0.6)

10.0 (0.002)

0.2 (0.1-0.7)

0.006

Looking after home

6 (11.5)

11 (11.7)

1.0 (0.3-2.8)

0.0 (0.976)

1.1 (0.4-3.6)

0.830

Mental health

35 (67.3)

61 (64.9)

1.1 (0.5-2.3)

0.1 (0.769)

2.2 (1.0-4.7)

0.049

Money

19 (36.5)

27 (28.7)

0.7 (0.3-1.4)

0.9 (0.331)

1.6 (0.7-3.6)

0.232

Physical health

27 (51.9)

66 (70.2)

0.5 (0.2-0.9)

4.8 (0.029)

0.4 (0.2-0.9)

0.018

Transport

3 (5.8)

1 (1.1)

5.7 (0.6-56.2)

2.7 (0.136)

4.8 (0.4-53.1)

0.198

Work

13 (25.0)

34 (36.2)

1.7 (0.8-3.6)

2.0 (0.169)

0.6 (0.3-1.3)

0.176

Barriers

Accommodation

7 (13.5)

7 (7.4)

1.9 (0.6-5.9)

1.3 (0.243)

1.3 (0.4-4.5)

0.638

Difficulty going out

16 (30.8)

24 (25.5)

1.3 (0.6-2.7)

0.5 (0.497)

1.3 (0.6-2.9)

0.528

Do not know who to ask

4 (7.7)

9 (9.6)

0.8 (0.2-2.7)

0.1 (0.703)

0.7 (0.2-2.4)

0.536

Embarrassed

3 (5.8)

11 (11.7)

0.5 (0.1-1.7)

1.5 (0.253)

0.7 (0.2-2.8)

0.591

Family and friends

10 (19.2)

23 (24.4)

0.7 (0.3-1.7)

0.5 (0.470)

0.8 (0.3-2.0)

0.661

Mental health

26 (50.0)

44 (46.8)

1.1 (0.6-2.2)

0.1 (0.712)

1.0 (0.5-2.1)

0.959

Money

7 (13.5)

22 (23.4)

0.5 (0.2-1.3)

2.2 (0.154)

0.5 (0.2-1.4)

0.201

No appointments

5 (9.6)

6 (6.4)

1.6 (0.5-5.4)

0.5 (0.481)

2.0 (0.5-7.7)

0.332

No one listens

7 (13.5)

4 (4.3)

3.5 (1.0-12.6)

3.9 (0.055)

2.6 (0.6-10.8)

0.183

No one to ask

4 (7.7)

9 (9.6)

0.8 (0.2-2.7)

0.1 (0.703)

0.7 (0.2-2.8)

0.666

Not concerned

5 (9.6)

21 (22.3)

0.4 (0.1-1.0)

4.0 (0.061)

0.4 (0.1-1.1)

0.074

Not worried

12 (23.1)

21 (22.3)

1.0 (0.5-2.3)

0.0 (0.919)

0.9 (0.4-2.2)

0.838


a Adjusted for age, gender, duration of illness and employment

Buhagiar et al. BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:104   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-11-104

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