Quality of Life by Alison CarrQuality of Life by Alison Carr

Quality of Life

EditorAlison Carr, Irene Higginson, Peter Robinson

Paperback | December 3, 2002

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The way we think about health and health care is changing. Two factors driving this change are that we recognise the importance of the social consequences of disease and secondly, we acknowledge that health care aims to increase both the quantity and quality of survival. For these reasons, health care focusses more and more on 'quality of life'.

Measuring quality of life brings many challenges. What do we mean by 'quality of life'? Who should measure it? How can we measure it? What can we use the information for?

This book provides an accessible but up to date and authoritative overview of the measurement of quality of life in health care. It brings together the work of authors from Medicine, Palliative Care, Nursing, Ethics, Dentistry, Assistive Technology, Sociology, Epidemiology and Statistics.
Title:Quality of LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 8.6 × 5.5 × 0.39 inPublished:December 3, 2002Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0727915444

ISBN - 13:9780727915443

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Table of Contents

Current state of the art in quality of life measurement.

Is quality of life determined by expectations or experience?.

Are quality of life measures patient centred?.

Quality of life in caregivers.

Assessing quality of life in children.

Who should measure quality of life?.

The clinical utility of quality of life measures.

Measuring the impact of assistive technologies on quality of life:can rehab profs rise to challenge?.

How to choose a quality of life measure.

Longitudinal analysis of quality of life data.

Is there such a thing as a life not worth living?.

Glossary.

Index