Outcome measures in quality of life

Short Title:
Outcome measures in quality of life
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J30969.
Journal:
Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1996, vol. 2, issue 4, pp 1-17
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Discusses the concept of quality of life (QOL) and its measurement in rehabilitation research and practice. The first part reviews the history and conceptualization of QOL, QOL outcomes in rehabilitation, and methodological issues in QOL assessment. The next section compares the general characteristics and psychometric properties of disease specific and group specific versus generic QOL indicators, aggregate versus profile scores, single measure versus battery approaches, and subjective versus objective indicators. This is followed by descriptions of several specific health related quality of life (HQOL) measures. The next section reviews the literature addressing the QOL of stroke patients. The final section discusses the clinical, program evaluation, policy development, and research applications of QOL measures offers recommendations for improving measurement of QOL in rehabilitation.
Author(s):
Tate, D. G.; Dijkers, M.; Johnson-Greene, L.
Author Address(es):

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