People living with psychotic illness 2010

Appendix 18. Support, needs and satisfaction

Page last updated: November 2011

Appendix Table 18-1. Global support received* in past 4 weeks

Males Proportion (%)Females Proportion (%)Age 18-34 years Proportion (%)Age 35-64 years Proportion (%)Persons Proportion (%)
No support
32.1
32.5
30.8
33.4
32.3
Minimal support
22.6
26.4
24.6
23.9
24.2
Modest support
18.8
20.5
22.3
17.4
19.5
Moderate support
10.9
11.4
10.5
11.6
11.1
Significant support
7.9
5.0
6.0
7.3
6.7
Comprehensive support
4.9
2.6
3.6
4.2
3.9
Total support in all environments
2.8
1.6
2.3
2.3
2.3
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Total respondents
1,087
738
773
1,052
1,825

* Multidimensional Scale of Independent Functioning9

Appendix Table 18-2. Carer or personal support worker in past year

Reason for consultationMales Proportion (%)Females Proportion (%)Age 18-34 years Proportion (%)Age 35-64 years Proportion (%)Persons Proportion (%)
Personal support worker (past year)
12.1
12.6
11.9
12.6
12.3
Carer (past year)
22.4
27.8
23.3
25.5
24.5

Appendix Table 18-3. Importance of religion/spirituality in past year

Males Proportion (%)Females Proportion (%)Age 18-34 years Proportion (%)Age 35-64 years Proportion (%)Persons Proportion (%)
Very important
27.5
31.3
25.4
31.7
29.0
Important
29.3
32.2
31.4
29.8
30.5
Unimportant
22.3
19.4
23.0
19.7
21.1
Very unimportant
15.3
13.0
15.4
13.6
14.4
Not known
5.7
4.1
4.8
5.2
5.0
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Total respondents
1,087
738
773
1,052
1,825
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Appendix Table 18-4. Satisfaction with own independence in past 4 weeks

Males Proportion (%)Females Proportion (%)Age 18-34 years Proportion (%)Age 35-64 years Proportion (%)Persons Proportion (%)
Very satisfied
38.4
37.9
36.5
39.4
38.2
Somewhat satisfied
34.3
32.8
35.7
32.2
33.7
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
9.5
8.8
9.6
8.9
9.2
Somewhat dissatisfied
10.2
12.9
11.5
11.1
11.3
Very dissatisfied
6.4
7.0
6.0
7.2
6.7
Not known
1.2
0.5
0.8
1.0
0.9
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Total respondents
1,087
738
773
1,052
1,825

Appendix Table 18-5. Lack of control over life events in past 4 weeks

Males Proportion (%)Females Proportion (%)Age 18-34 years Proportion (%)Age 35-64 years Proportion (%)Persons Proportion (%)
Never or rarely feels a lack of control
37.1
32.2
32.1
37.4
35.1
Sometimes feels a lack of control
37.1
34.3
38.3
34.2
35.9
Often feels a lack of control
14.5
21.3
18.8
16.2
17.3
Feels a lack of control nearly all the time
9.8
11.5
9.7
11.1
10.5
Not known
1.5
0.7
1.2
1.1
1.2
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Total respondents
1,087
738
773
1,052
1,825

Appendix Table 18-6. Feelings about life as a whole, reflecting back on past year

Males
Proportion (%)
Females
Proportion (%)
Age 18-34 years
Proportion (%)
Age 35-64 years
Proportion (%)
Persons
Proportion (%)
Very satisfied (delighted, very pleased)
20.0
20.6
20.1
20.3
20.2
Mostly satisfied
28.7
24.9
27.8
26.7
27.2
Mixed
34.7
34.1
34.9
34.1
34.5
Mostly dissatisfied
6.8
7.2
7.9
6.3
7.0
Very dissatisfied (unhappy, terrible)
8.4
12.3
8.4
11.1
10.0
Not known
1.5
0.8
0.9
1.4
1.2
Total %
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
Total respondents
1,087
738
773
1,052
1,825

Appendix Table 18-7. Change in circumstances in next 12 months

Males
Proportion (%)
Females
Proportion (%)
Age 18-34 years
Proportion (%)
Age 35-64 years
Proportion (%)
Persons
Proportion (%)
Believe circumstances will improve
76.4
78.7
82.1
73.9
77.4
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Appendix Table 18-8. Challenges for the next 12 months

Males
Proportion (%)
Females
Proportion (%)
Age 18-34 years
Proportion (%)
Age 35-64 years
Proportion (%)
Persons
Proportion (%)
Financial matters
41.4
44.7
42.9
42.6
42.7
Loneliness/Social isolation
36.6
37.9
36.2
37.8
37.2
Lack of employment
39.0
29.3
44.5
28.1
35.1
Poor physical health/Physical health issues
27.2
27.6
23.8
30.0
27.4
Uncontrolled symptoms of mental illness
23.6
28.7
25.7
25.7
25.7
Lack of stable/suitable housing
20.6
14.5
21.2
15.9
18.1
Stigma/Discrimination
10.7
13.0
10.1
12.7
11.6
No family or carer
5.4
8.5
4.5
8.3
6.7
Inability to access specialised mental health services
4.5
7.6
4.3
6.8
5.8
Difficulty getting a medical appointment
2.4
3.9
3.1
2.9
3.0
Other
11.1
15.0
13.8
11.9
12.7