ERIC Number: EJ1035723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
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How Organizations Can Enhance the Quality of Life of Their Clients and Assess Their Results: The Concept of QOL Enhancement
Reinders, Hans S.; Schalock, Robert L.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v119 n4 p291-302 Jul 2014
This article presents the framework of a dynamic approach to quality of life (QOL) enhancement based on the conceptualization and measurement of individual-referenced quality of life. Sections of the article summarize the premises of QOL enhancement, provide the rationale for a dynamic approach to QOL enhancement, discuss six components of QOL enhancement, and discuss the parameters of an emerging theory of quality of life and the contributions such a theory would make to service delivery, policy development, and QOL-related research.
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Disabilities, Individual Needs, Individual Characteristics, Influences, Theories, Delivery Systems, Policy Formation, Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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