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Table 4 Mental health and quality of life characteristics of clients attending an Aboriginal alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation service in New South Wales (NSW), Australia (1 January 2011–31 December 2016)

From: Understanding the client characteristics of Aboriginal residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation services in New South Wales, Australia

Mental health and quality of life characteristics Study sites (N=2422)
Namatjira Havena The Glen Centreb Weigelli Orana Haven Oolong House Maayu Mali
n = 200 n = 703 n = 589    
Mental health (%)
 Kessler-10 (%)
  Low psychological distress (score 10–15) 13 39 12
  Moderate psychological distress (score 16–21) 17 23 17
  High psychological distress (score 22–29) 28 19 35
 Very high psychological distress (score > 30) 42 19 36
Indigenous Risk Impact Screen (IRIS)—mental health and wellbeing
 At risk (score 11 +) 88
Quality of life (%)
 WHO-Quality of Life (8 item version)c
  Total score for all 6 domains: mean, median 26, 26 30, 31
  Index score (raw score for each of the 8 items): 25 30
  Individual domain scores: mean, median       
   1. Quality of life 5.9, 6.0 8.3, 8.0
   2. Health 5.9, 6.0 7.3, 8.0
   3. Physical quality of life 6.7, 7.0 8.1, 8.0
   4. Psychological quality of life 6.5, 6.0 7.5, 8.0
   5. Satisfaction with social relationships 6.3, 6.0 7.0, 8.0
   6. Satisfaction with environment 6.3, 7.0 7.4, 8.0
  1. aData varied for numbers of clients for different measures (range: n = 119 to n = 200; for Namatjira Haven)
  2. bData varied for numbers of clients for different measures (range: n = 703 for The Glen Centre)
  3. cNamatjira Haven uses the 26-item WHO-Qol while The Glen Centre uses the 8-item, which is a subset of the longer 26-item instrument. To assist with comparability, only the subset of 8-items collected by both services were considered