Meaning-based quality-of-life measurement: A way forward in conceptualizing and measuring client outcomes?

Felton, K. (2005) Meaning-based quality-of-life measurement: A way forward in conceptualizing and measuring client outcomes?. British Journal of Social Work, 35 2: 221-236. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bch180


Author Felton, K.
Title Meaning-based quality-of-life measurement: A way forward in conceptualizing and measuring client outcomes?
Journal name British Journal of Social Work   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-3102
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bch180
Volume 35
Issue 2
Start page 221
End page 236
Total pages 16
Place of publication Oxford, England, U.K.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
750399 Community services not elsewhere classified
370299 Social Work not elsewhere classified
1607 Social Work
Abstract Despite current imperatives to measure client outcomes, social workers have expressed frustration with the ability of traditional forms of quantitative methods to engage with complexity, individuality and meaning. This paper argues that the inclusion of a meaning-based as opposed to a function-based approach to quality of life (QOL) may offer a quantitative means of measurement that is congruent with social-work values and practice.
Keyword Quality Of Life
Measurement
Well-being
Social Work
Social-work
Service Evaluation
Research Design
Health-care
Patient
Experience
Validity
Optimism
Grounds
Impact
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2006 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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