The disability paradox: high quality of life against all odds.

  title={The disability paradox: high quality of life against all odds.},
  author={Gary L. Albrecht and Patrick J Devlieger},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={48 8},
This paper builds on the work of Sol Levine to examine a disability paradox: Why do many people with serious and persistent disabilities report that they experience a good or excellent quality of life when to most external observers these individuals seem to live an undesirable daily existence? The paper uses a qualitative approach to develop an explanation of this paradox using semi-structured interviews with 153 persons with disabilities. 54.3% of the respondents with moderate to serious… CONTINUE READING
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