Health-related quality of life

The health-related quality of life section includes information about :

  • long-term mental health
  • long-term conditions
  • carers

Long-term mental health

Why this is important

Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a multi-dimensional concept that includes domains related to physical, mental, emotional, and social functioning. It goes beyond direct measures of population health, life expectancy and causes of death, and focuses on the impact health status has on quality of life. Measuring health-related quality of life is recognised as important to inform patient management and policy decisions.

This indicator measures the health-related quality of life for people who identify themselves as having a long-term mental health condition. Health-related quality of life refers to the extent to which people:

  • have problems walking about
  • have problems performing self-care activities (washing or dressing themselves)
  • have problems performing their usual activities (work, study etc)
  • have pain or discomfort
  • feel anxious or depressed

The Barnsley picture and how we compare

Barnsley’s rates have been consistently lower than the England rates.

When compared to other CCGs within the Yorkshire and Humber region in January to March 2017, Barnsley has the lowest rate.

When compared to similar CCGs in January to March 2017, Barnsley has the fourth lowest rate.

View the trend and comparator data charts.

Resources and supporting documents



Long-term conditions

Why this is important

Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a multi-dimensional concept that includes domains related to physical, mental, emotional, and social functioning. It goes beyond direct measures of population health, life expectancy and causes of death, and focuses on the impact health status has on quality of life. Measuring health-related quality of life is recognised as important to inform patient management and policy decisions.

This indicator measures the health-related quality of life for people who identify themselves as having a long-term mental health condition. Health-related quality of life refers to the extent to which people:

  • have problems walking about
  • have problems performing self-care activities (washing or dressing themselves)
  • have problems performing their usual activities (work, study etc)
  • have pain or discomfort
  • feel anxious or depressed

The Barnsley picture and how we compare

Barnsley’s rates have been consistently lower than the England rates.

When compared to other CCGs within the Yorkshire and Humber region in January to March 2017, Barnsley has the second lowest rate.

When compared to similar CCGs in January to March 2017, Barnsley has the second lowest rate.

View the trend and comparator data charts.

Resources and supporting documents



Carers

Why this is important

Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a multi-dimensional concept that includes domains related to physical, mental, emotional, and social functioning. It goes beyond direct measures of population health, life expectancy, and causes of death, and focuses on the impact health status has on quality of life.  Measuring health-related quality of life is recognised as important to inform patient management and policy decisions.

This indicator measures health-related quality of life for people who identify themselves as helping or supporting family members, friends, neighbours or others with their long-term physical or mental ill health or disability or because of problems related to old age. By health-related quality of life, we mean the extent to which people:

  • have problems walking about
  • have problems performing self-care activities (washing or dressing themselves)
  • have problems performing their usual activities (work, study etc)
  • have pain or discomfort
  • feel anxious or depressed

The Barnsley picture and how we compare

Barnsley’s rates have been consistently lower than the England rates.

When compared to other CCGs within the Yorkshire and Humber region in 2016/2017, Barnsley has the seventh lowest rate.

When compared to similar CCGs in 2016/2017, Barnsley has the fourth lowest rate.

View the trend and comparator data charts.

Resources and supporting documents