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Recovery, quality of life and issues in supported housing among residents with co-occurring problems: a cross-sectional study

Linda Nesse (Department of Public Health Science, Faculty of Landscape and Society, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway)
Marianne Thorsen Gonzalez (Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen, Norway)
Geir Aamodt (Department of Public Health Science, Faculty of Landscape and Society, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway)
Ruth Kjærsti Raanaas (Department of Public Health Science, Faculty of Landscape and Society, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway)

Advances in Dual Diagnosis

ISSN: 1757-0972

Article publication date: 13 March 2020

Issue publication date: 14 May 2020

Abstract

Purpose

Recovery for residents who experience co-occurring problems and live in supported housing takes place in everyday contexts. This study aims to explore residents’ self-reported recovery and quality of life and examine the relationships between these factors and issues in supported housing.

Design/methodology/approach

A cross-sectional study was conducted at 21 supported housing sites in six cities across Norway. A total of 104 residents (76 men and 28 women) responded to measures of recovery (Recovery Assessment Scale – Revised), life satisfaction (Manchester Short Assessment of Quality of Life), affect (single items), staff support (Brief INSPIRE) and sense of home (single items).

Findings

Linear regression analyses indicated associations between recovery and staff support (B = 0.01, 95% CI = 0.01-0.02, ß = 0.39), housing satisfaction (B = 0.15, 95% CI = 0.07-0.22, ß = 0.38), sense of home (B = 0.23, 95% CI = 0.14-0.32, ß = 0.49) and satisfaction with personal economy (B = 0.11, 95% CI = 0.05-0.17, ß = 0.33). Similarly, associations were found between life satisfaction and staff support (B = 0.03, 95% CI = 0.02-0.04, ß = 0.46), housing satisfaction (B = 0.63, 95% CI = 0.46-0.80, ß = 0.60), sense of home (B = 0.65, 95% CI = 0.42-0.87, ß = 0.51) and satisfaction with personal economy (B = 0.34, 95% CI = 0.19-0.50, ß = 0.39).

Originality/value

The findings imply that core issues in supported housing, namely, staff support, housing satisfaction, sense of home and satisfaction with personal economy, are associated with recovery and quality of life.

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Citation

Nesse, L., Gonzalez, M.T., Aamodt, G. and Raanaas, R.K. (2020), "Recovery, quality of life and issues in supported housing among residents with co-occurring problems: a cross-sectional study", Advances in Dual Diagnosis, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 73-87. https://doi.org/10.1108/ADD-10-2019-0014

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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