ERIC Number: EJ723079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 5
A Self-Evaluation Instrument for Support Plans
Schippers, A. P.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v49 n10 p806-808 Oct 2005
Background: Actual practice in the Netherlands has shown the need of an instrument to evaluate the quality of support plans. This article describes the development of an instrument for such evaluation. Method: The concept of quality of life (QOL) domains were used to develop an instrument to evaluate the quality of support plans within a QOL conceptual and measurement model. Information from the literature and client files was used along with expert judgement. Results: Views on support can be divided in two dimensions: an emphasis on the person and an emphasis on relationships. With this information an instrument was developed for self-evaluation and one that is intended for the drafters of support plans. Conclusion: Data from 268 respondents demonstrated the instruments reliability and validity.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Mental Retardation, Evaluation Methods, Program Effectiveness, Services, Test Construction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands