Differences in Variables Influencing the Ratings of Importance and Use of Quality of Life Domains and Indicators by Polish Services Users and Their Parents

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Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 41)

Abstract

Background Interest in the concept of quality of life (QOL) as a category guiding the development and provision of services for the individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) in Poland is constantly being observed. Its presence in rehabilitation, education and care is strongly associated with the assessment of importance and use of QOL domains and indicators by Polish service users and their parents. Method The present chapter examined the differences in selected demographic variables as related to the assessments of importance and use of eight QOL domains made by a group of Polish service users and their parents. Results The evaluations of the importance and use of eight QOL domains and their indicators were significantly related to a variety of demographic variables. More associations were observed in the group of service users than in the group of their parents. Significant differences in the perception of the QOL domains between service users and their parents were also found.

Keywords

Cross-cultural quality of life survey Individuals with intellectual disability and their parents Quality of life domains 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitative PsychologyInstitute of Psychology, John Paul II Catholic University of LublinLublinPoland

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