[Methodological considerations for evaluating quality of life].

  title={[Methodological considerations for evaluating quality of life].},
  author={Elizabeth Velarde-Jurado and Carlos Avila-Figueroa},
  journal={Salud publica de Mexico},
  volume={44 5},
This paper reviews the methods and principles for quality of life assessment. The aging of the population and the improved survival of people with acute and chronic conditions have produced several levels of disability requiring long-term treatment and rehabilitation. In 1948 the World Health Organization defined health as not merely the absence of disease but rather a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being. This term evolved from its conceptual definition to the development… CONTINUE READING