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Quality of life in persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems: an explorative study

Filip Morisse, Eleonore Vandemaele, Claudia Claes, Lien Claes and Stijn Vandevelde UGent (2013) SCIENTIFIC WORLD JOURNAL.
abstract
The field of intellectual disability (ID) is strongly influenced by the Quality of Life paradigm (QOL). We aimed at investigating whether or not the QOL paradigm also applies to clients with ID and cooccurring mental health problems. This paper aims at stimulating a debate on this topic, by investigating whether or not QOL domains are universal. Focus groups with natural and professional network members were organized to gather qualitative data, in order to answer two questions: (1) Are the QOL dimensions conceptualized in the model of Schalock et al. applicable for persons with ID and mental health problems? (2) What are indicators relating to the above-mentioned dimensions in relation to persons with ID and mental health problems? The results offer some proof for the assumption that the QOL construct seems to have universal properties. With regard to the second question, the study revealed that the natural and professional network members are challenged to look for the most appropriate support strategies, taking specific indicators of QOL into account. When aspects of empowerment and regulation are used in an integrated manner, the application of the QOL paradigm could lead to positive outcomes concerning self-determination, interdependence, social inclusion, and emotional development.
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subject
keyword
PEOPLE, INDICATORS, SUPPORT NEEDS
journal title
SCIENTIFIC WORLD JOURNAL
Sci. World J.
article number
491918
pages
8 pages
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000314961300001
JCR category
MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
1.219 (2013)
JCR rank
16/55 (2013)
JCR quartile
2 (2013)
ISSN
1537-744X
DOI
10.1155/2013/491918
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
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3176228
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3176228
date created
2013-03-27 13:38:30
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2016-12-21 15:42:34
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  author       = {Morisse, Filip and Vandemaele, Eleonore and Claes, Claudia and Claes, Lien and Vandevelde, Stijn},
  issn         = {1537-744X},
  journal      = {SCIENTIFIC WORLD JOURNAL},
  keyword      = {PEOPLE,INDICATORS,SUPPORT NEEDS},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {8},
  title        = {Quality of life in persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems: an explorative study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/491918},
  year         = {2013},
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Chicago
Morisse, Filip, Eleonore Vandemaele, Claudia Claes, Lien Claes, and Stijn Vandevelde. 2013. “Quality of Life in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Problems: An Explorative Study.” Scientific World Journal.
APA
Morisse, F., Vandemaele, E., Claes, C., Claes, L., & Vandevelde, S. (2013). Quality of life in persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems: an explorative study. SCIENTIFIC WORLD JOURNAL.
Vancouver
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Morisse F, Vandemaele E, Claes C, Claes L, Vandevelde S. Quality of life in persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems: an explorative study. SCIENTIFIC WORLD JOURNAL. 2013;
MLA
Morisse, Filip, Eleonore Vandemaele, Claudia Claes, et al. “Quality of Life in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Problems: An Explorative Study.” SCIENTIFIC WORLD JOURNAL (2013): n. pag. Print.