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Table 4 Comparison of mental health (MHI-5) and well-being (PWI) between individuals with psychosocial disability versus any other disability type combined. The seven PWI domain scores (scale between 0 and 10 or no satisfaction - complete satisfaction, respectively) are also presented. P-values are from linear regressions of disability type (psychosocial, other combined) on outcome variables (MHI-5 and PWI)

From: ‘I’m proud of how far I’ve come. I’m just ready to work’: mental health recovery narratives within the context of Australia’s Disability Employment Services

Outcome variables Psychosocial
mean (± 95% CI)
Combined other
mean (± 95% CI)
p-value
MHI-5 total 44.9 (41.7, 48.2) 55.8 (52.2, 59.5) < 0.01
PWI total 48.4 (45.3, 51.5) 54.3 (51.0, 57.5) < 0.01
PWI individual domains – satisfaction with: standard of living 5.5 (5.1, 5.9) 6.0 (5.6, 6.4) 0.07
health 4.8 (4.4, 5.1) 4.4 (4.0, 4.8) 0.20
achieving in life 3.9 (3.5, 4.3) 4.7 (4.3, 5.1) 0.01
personal relationships 5.5 (5.2, 5.9) 6.1 (5.6, 6.5) < 0.01
how safe you feel 6.3 (5.8, 6.7) 7.0, (6.6, 7.4) < 0.01
feeling part of community 4.6 (4.1, 5.0) 5.2 (4.8, 5.6) 0.04
future security 3.9 (3.5, 4.3) 4.7 (4.2, 5.1) 0.01