Social Indicators Research Series

Enhancing the Quality of Life of People with Intellectual Disabilities

From Theory to Practice

Editors: Kober, Ralph (Ed.)

  • Written by international experts in the field of intellectual disability and quality of life. Explores a broad range of issues that impact on the quality of life of people with intellectual dissabilities and their families. The book commenses with a general discussion on defining quality of life and family quality of life.

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This book contains a series of articles written by international experts in the fields of intellectual disability and quality of life. These articles explore a broad range of issues that impact on the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The book commences with a general discussion on defining quality of life and family quality of life, and the appropriateness of using these constructs in the field of intellectual disability. This is followed by an analysis of the effects of living arrangements and employment on quality of life. The book concludes with discussions on the unique issues facing children with intellectual disabilities and their families, as well as the issues faced by people with intellectual disabilities living in developing countries. This book will be of interest to intellectual disability researchers, quality of life researchers, social scientists, social workers, professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities, and policy makers at all level of government. In fact, anyone with an interest in improving the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities will benefit from this book.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • The Measurement and Use of Quality of Life-Related Personal Outcomes

    Schalock, Robert L.

    Pages 3-16

  • Quality of Life Model Development and Use in the Field of Intellectual Disability

    Schalock, Robert L. (et al.)

    Pages 17-32

  • Measuring Subjective Wellbeing: The Personal Wellbeing Index – Intellectual Disability

    Cummins, Robert A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • The Integral Quality of Life Scale: Development, Validation, and Use

    Verdugo, Miguel Á. (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

  • Using Quality of Life to Assess Performance of Agencies Assisting People with Intellectual Disabilities

    Kober, Ralph (et al.)

    Pages 61-70

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eBook $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9650-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9649-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3367-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enhancing the Quality of Life of People with Intellectual Disabilities
Book Subtitle
From Theory to Practice
Editors
  • Ralph Kober
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
41
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9650-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9650-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9649-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3367-1
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 432
Topics