Measuring the quality of later life.

  title={Measuring the quality of later life.},
  author={Ciaran A. O'Boyle},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={352 1363},
  • Ciaran A. O'Boyle
  • Published 1997 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
This paper examines quality of life as a scientific construct with a wide range of applications. The assessment of patients' quality of life is assuming increasing importance in medicine and health care. Illnesses, diseases and their treatments can have significant impacts on such areas of functioning as mobility, mood, life satisfaction, sexuality, cognition and ability to fulfil occupational, social and family roles. The emerging quality of life construct may be viewed as a paradigm shift in… CONTINUE READING
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