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In this article a number of issues involving the concept of quality of life as applied to persons with intellectual disabilities are summarized, and a number of agreed-upon principles regarding its conceptualization, measurement, and application are presented. We realize that the concepts and models presented in this article will vary potentially from(More)
PURPOSE Emerging concepts of adolescent health were considered within a broadened quality of life perspective. Instrumentation examining quality of life-the extent to which a person enjoys the important possibilities of his/her life-in three broad domains of adolescent functioning: being, belonging, and becoming, was developed and validated. METHODS The(More)
Measuring the quality of life (QOL) of older persons can assist health professionals in achieving a number of important objectives. These include assessing the effects of illness and treatment, identifying need for support services, and developing health enhancing environments. Most QOL models focus unduly on illness and disability, define QOL too narrowly,(More)
In an attempt to elucidate whether changes in posture (from sitting to supine) result in reduction in pharyngeal area, thus promoting pharyngeal occlusion during sleep in so predisposed persons, we studied 12 snoring apneic patients and 6 snoring nonapneic control subjects. in all subjects, we employed acoustic reflection technique to measure pharyngeal(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW As the quality of life for the mental health of people with intellectual disabilities has been identified as a comprehensive indicator of intervention efficacy, scientific interest around it is shifting from theoretical issues to the ways of measurement. Nevertheless, the daily assessment still awaits the addressing of the questions of(More)
Traditionally, frailty has been conceptualized as reflecting an inevitable decline in abilities usually associated with physical aspects of aging. More recent thinking now sees frailty as reflecting an interaction among individual factors and a range of environmental elements. These emerging models, however, continue to consider frailty as a condition that(More)
The term frailty has been used for many years, both in everyday and academic language. It is a term that appears, on the surface, to be simple enough in its meaning, yet it has been used in a variety of ways to describe both people and a condition that applies to people. Moreover, little conceptual thought has gone into the nature of frailty and the factors(More)
An inquiry into community quality of life was carried out within a framework that recognizes the complex relationship between community structures and individual well-being. Through use of focus groups and key informant interviews, community members, service providers, and elected representatives in a Toronto community considered aspects of their community(More)
Finding resources in an indoor facility can be a difficult task, especially for patrons who are not familiar with what the facility has to offer. Current methods of indoor navigation involve the use of static maps, directions posted on walls and other traditional systems. However, as we see greater mobility of always-connected computing devices, we believe(More)