Jolanta Navickienė


Lithuanian social science discourse on the subjective quality of life (subjective well-being) analysis is not yet sufficiently developed. In this field the theoretical concepts are poor, and studies not disclose the reality of the quality of life of disabled and socially vulnerable groups.
The subjective quality of life (well-being) is characterized by the notion that notes the whole opinion, and the attention is focused on individu-al subjective assessments. The subjective quality of life as a social indica-tor shows how a person perceives different areas of the social environment – safety, health and social security, living conditions, sexual attraction, social relationships, etc.
The article deals with mentally incompetent persons (forensic psychiatric patients) subjective well-being components, and related factors. The presented data of the empirical study discuss the subjective well-being and sexuality assessments of the mentally incompetent persons.
The investigation revealed how the mentally incompetent persons assess the subjective well-being and sexuality. The evaluation revealed the differences in response groups: educational attainment, assigned to forced medical conditions, committed crime, and treatment duration.
The received analysis of the assessment of subjective well-being and sexuality is topical, meaningful, has the practical significance and complements the scientific concept of quality of life. This work is important because it allows during the treatment period in the psychiatric hospital, not only to assess the mentally incompetent persons’ subjective well-being, attitudes to sexuality, but also to specify the influence of the inducement on the welfare and their mutual relationship.

Article in Lithuanian


Keyword(s): mentally incompetent person, subjective quality of life, subjective well-being
DOI: 10.5200/264
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