Gordon Scott Bonham

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The concept of quality of life currently impacts program development, service delivery, management strategies, and outcome evaluation in the area of intellectual disabilities. Maryland uses peer interviewers to assess consumer-perceived quality of life among adult recipients of MR/DD services and supports. In this article we describe the survey instrument(More)
The Citicare program was implemented in Jefferson County, Kentucky, between July 1982 and June 1983. Approximately 40,000 AFDC-related Medicaid recipients were enrolled. Granted federal waivers, the program established a primary care network with capitation payment and physician sharing of savings. Interviews were conducted with 300 recipients just prior to(More)
BACKGROUND To date researchers have given little attention to the use of quality of life (QOL) data for organization and systems-level change. This article presents two state-level examples of how QOL data are currently used in the USA. METHOD Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) were assessed on an ongoing basis using two multidimensional QOL(More)
The concept of quality of life (QOL) is increasingly being used in the field of intellectual disabilities as a conceptual and measurement framework for program planning and evaluation. This article describes the development of a QOL conceptual and measurement framework, and summarizes how this framework is currently being used both nationally and(More)
In order to produce estimates of the number of women having abortions during a 12-month period in the conterminous United States, the randomized response technique was used in the 1973 National Survey of Family Growth. The model applied used 2 unrelated questions in separate half-samples, with a coin as the randomizing device. The randomized response(More)
This article describes how evidence-based outcomes (EBOs) can be used to improve clinical, managerial, and policy decisions. As a component of evidence-based practices, EBOs are defined as measures obtained from the assessment of quality of life-related indicators that are based on a cross-culturally validated quality of life conceptual and measurement(More)
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