ERIC Number: ED434426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
The Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities: Personal Outcomes Chart Book.
National Center on Outcomes Research, Council on Quality and Leadership, Towson, MD.
This report describes the genesis, definition and use of the Personal Outcomes database, a database designed to assess whether programs and services are being effective in helping individuals with disabilities. The database is based on 25 outcome measures in seven domains, including: (1) identity, which is designed to provide a sense of how people express themselves as unique individuals; (2) autonomy, which measures control over physical environment, daily schedule, needs for privacy, and privileged and personal information; (3) affiliation, which assesses connections to other people; (4) attainment, which looks at how people define success in both personal and social terms; (5) safeguards, which measure compliance with health and safety codes; (6) rights, which measure fairness and support for individual rights; and (7) health and wellness, which include the outcomes of best possible health, freedom from abuse and neglect, and continuity and security. Findings are presented from data mining activities conducted by the National Center on Outcomes Research on 4 years of personal outcomes data including 1,851 interviews with individuals with disabilities in programs in 27 states. Results indicate the majority of the individuals with disabilities were living in supervised living arrangements. (CR)
Descriptors: Adult Foster Care, Adults, Civil Rights, Databases, Disabilities, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Foster Care, Group Homes, Independent Living, Interviews, Personal Autonomy, Personal Care Homes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Residential Programs, Services, Standards
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Outcomes Research, Council on Quality and Leadership, Towson, MD.