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Daily Activity, Community Participation and Quality of Life in an Ordinary Housing Network

Rapley, Mark and Beyer, Stephen Richard 1996. Daily Activity, Community Participation and Quality of Life in an Ordinary Housing Network. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 9 (1) , pp. 31-39. 10.1111/j.1468-3148.1996.tb00096.x

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Abstract

Many studies of the quality of ordinary housing have relied upon objective indices, which permit only inferential judgements to be made about the quality of life of service users. Quality of Life (QOL) has recently emerged as a key outcome criterion against which to assess the success of community based services for people with intellectual disabilities. A small scale study was conducted to assess the extent to which objective measures of service quality were enhanced by the addition of a subjective, QOL, measure. Service users' engagement in domestic activity, staff contacts and participation in the local community were assessed and, in addition, the Quality of Life Questionnaire (Schalock & Keith, 1993) was completed. Data suggested that isolation and disengagement characterised the sample. Perceived QOL was correspondingly poor. It is concluded that the ordinary house remains a necessary, but insufficient, component of an integrative service model.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1360-2322
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:47
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/84835

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