ERIC Number: EJ695591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Quality of Life and Psychosocial Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability: Preliminary Analysis of a Conceptual and Theoretical Synthesis
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v48 n4 p219-231 Sum 2005
This article describes and presents an initial analysis of a quality-of-life?based model of psychosocial adaptation to chronic illness and disability. This model, termed disability centrality, represents a conceptual and theoretical synthesis of several existing theories and models, drawn from the quality-of life, rehabilitation counseling, and rehabilitation psychology literature. The model was analyzed in a cross-sectional analysis using survey-based research among 72 college students with disabilities. The results supported the relationships hypothesized in the proposed model. The implications for clinical practice and further research concerning the psychosocial adaptation process are presented.
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Counseling, Quality of Life, Chronic Illness, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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