NHS Health Scotland
Outcome Indicators

1.11 Activities to help people manage chronic and/or long standing conditions including, for example, provision of disability aids (such as hearing aids), and social support networks will have an impact on their psychological and emotional self (aspects of mental wellbeing) which in turn would result in better mental health outcomes.


No highly processed evidence has been identified that show that managing chronic conditions results in improved mental health outcomes, however primary studies suggest that providing disability aids for managing chronic conditions can result in psychological, social and mental health outcomes.[1]


  1. Hosman H & Jané-Llopis E (2005). The Evidence of Effective Interventions for Mental Health Promotion. In H Herrman, S Saxena & R Moodie (Eds). Promoting mental health: Concepts, emerging evidence and practice. WHO: Geneva.