Quality of Life

An Unsuitable Case for Measurement?
  • Sonta M. Hunt


The idea that there is an entity or construct known as “quality of life” has come have a wide currency and there are now a number of questionnaires which even purport to measure it. However, examination of the historical development and application of notions of quality of life show that it has been subjected to two kinds of cultural dominance.


Medical Practitioner Linguistic Convention Quality Oflife Decent Life Good Medical Care 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonta M. Hunt
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  1. 1.Health ResearchMiddlesexEngland

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