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McVilly, Keith R 1997 , 'Quality of life : evaluating services for people with intellectual disability', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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In this review issues and methodologies pertaining to the promotion and assessment
of the quality of life (QOL) experienced by people with Intellectual Disability (ID)
are evaluated in light of research findings for people without ID. QOL is discussed in
terms of a multidimensional and dynamic construct used as an indicator of
psychological and physiological wellbeing. Objective and subjective components of
QOL are reviewed, together with social and psychological factors. Various
approaches to the assessment of QOL, such as the examination of people's physical
location and their opportunity to acquire and apply skills for independent living are
considered, together with process-centered and outcome-centered approaches to
evaluation. The influence of Social Role Valorization/Normalization and processes
such as deinstitutionalisation and community integration are discussed. Difficulties,
such as limited receptive and expressive communication skills, encountered when
eliciting the perspective of people with II) are considered. So too, difficulties
inherent in the use of proxy-based respondents are discussed. It is proposed that
future research should address the question of proxy-subject concurrence, including
the systematic evaluation of demographic and psychological factors that may affect
proxy-subject agreement concerning QOL assessment.

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:McVilly, Keith R
Keywords: People with mental disabilities, People with mental disabilities, People with mental disabilities
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Thesis (M.Psych.)--University of Tasmania, 1997. Includes bibliographical references

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