Quality of life: the danger of differing perceptions

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Quality of life: the danger of differing perceptions
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Journal Article
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Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
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1997, vol. 2, issue 3, pp 78-84
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Article about health care professionals' evaluations of the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI), and how they differ from the perceptions of the individuals themselves. The author presents data from previously published studies of health care workers' attitudes, including one showing that health care workers overestimate the amount of depression among persons with SCI, and another showing that emergency room workers asked to imagine themselves with SCI perceive much lower life satisfaction than do persons who actually have SCI. The author concludes by discussing the dangers to persons with SCI of these differing perspectives.
Gerhart, K. A.
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