Conceptualization, measurement, and application of quality of life for persons with intellectual disabilities: report of an international panel of experts.

  title={Conceptualization, measurement, and application of quality of life for persons with intellectual disabilities: report of an international panel of experts.},
  author={Robert L. Schalock and Ivan Brown and Roy I. Brown and Robert A. Cummins and David John Felce and Leena M. Matikka and Kenneth D. Keith and Trevor Parmenter},
  journal={Mental retardation},
  volume={40 6},
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 country to country, and even from area to area within countries. The cross-cultural understanding of the concept of quality of life is in its… 
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