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Quality of life measurement in the field of intellectual disabilities: eight principles for assessing quality of life-related personal outcomes

Claudia Claes (UGent) , Geert Van Hove (UGent) , Jos van Loon (UGent) , Stijn Vandevelde (UGent) and Robert L Schalock
(2010) SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH. 98(1). p.61-72
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As the concept of quality of life (QOL) has evolved from a theoretical concept to both a measurable construct and an action-oriented change agent in the field of intellectual disabilities, there has emerged a corresponding need to develop, implement, and use a systematic approach to the assessment of domain-referenced quality of life outcomes. The purpose of this article is to suggest eight principles based on published literature and the authors' experiences that should underlie the assessment of QOL-related personal outcomes in the field of intellectual disabilities. Data from the development of the personal outcomes scale are used to exemplify each principle. The article's premise is that model development and test construction should work in tandem, and that a 'quality of life assessment instrument' should be based on an empirically derived QOL conceptual and measurement framework/model.
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Assessment, VALIDITY, Quality of life, PROJECT, CONCEPTUALIZATION, INDICATORS

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Claes, Claudia, Geert Van Hove, Jos van Loon, Stijn Vandevelde, and Robert L Schalock. 2010. “Quality of Life Measurement in the Field of Intellectual Disabilities: Eight Principles for Assessing Quality of Life-related Personal Outcomes.” Social Indicators Research 98 (1): 61–72.
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Claes, Claudia, Van Hove, G., van Loon, J., Vandevelde, S., & Schalock, R. L. (2010). Quality of life measurement in the field of intellectual disabilities: eight principles for assessing quality of life-related personal outcomes. SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 98(1), 61–72.
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Claes C, Van Hove G, van Loon J, Vandevelde S, Schalock RL. Quality of life measurement in the field of intellectual disabilities: eight principles for assessing quality of life-related personal outcomes. SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH. 2010;98(1):61–72.
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Claes, Claudia, Geert Van Hove, Jos van Loon, et al. “Quality of Life Measurement in the Field of Intellectual Disabilities: Eight Principles for Assessing Quality of Life-related Personal Outcomes.” SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH 98.1 (2010): 61–72. Print.
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  author       = {Claes, Claudia and Van Hove, Geert and van Loon, Jos and Vandevelde, Stijn and Schalock, Robert L},
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  journal      = {SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH},
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  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {Quality of life measurement in the field of intellectual disabilities: eight principles for assessing quality of life-related personal outcomes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-009-9517-7},
  volume       = {98},
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