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Discerning the appropriate role and status of 'quality of life' assessment for persons with intellectual disability:a reply to Cummins

Ager, A and Hatton, C (1999) Discerning the appropriate role and status of 'quality of life' assessment for persons with intellectual disability:a reply to Cummins. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 12 (4). pp. 335-339. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

Three major issues arising from Cummins' (1997) review of quality of life (QOL) assessment for persons with intellectual disability are identified. First, Cummins' analysis of pre-existing measures relevant to the analysis of QOL is argued to be inadequate. Second, the relationship between 'objective' and 'subjective' measures of life experience is proposed to be more complex than that implied by the earlier review. Third, discussion of the appropriate role and status of attempts to measure QOL indicates such measurement may be more empowering of service providers than service users.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Uncontrolled Keywords: OF-LIFE ; PEOPLE ; SERVICES
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 51780
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2011 09:32
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:54
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/51780

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