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Life outcomes and satisfaction ratings of multihandicapped adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6226552     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ten and 20 year longitudinal data were collected on 180 multihandicapped adults. Subjects completed a 50-item questionnaire which was divided into five sections: (a) living circumstances, (b) physical status, (c) social situation, (d) education, and (e) vocational training and employment. Respondents provided both outcome data and their satisfaction with those outcomes. The results indicated that most lived at home, were financially dependent and were not married. However, they reported that they were satisfied with these life outcomes and that they were very satisfied with their social activities. Few significant differences separated the age groups, suggesting that societal and legal changes over the last 20 years have had a limited impact. The variable most strongly related to life outcome and satisfaction with life outcome was functional status. In addition, perceived (self-reported) functional skills were highly correlated with more objective clinical ratings of functional status.
D P Wacker; D C Harper; W J Powell; A Healy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1983 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-21     Completed Date:  1983-12-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  625-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Age Factors
Disabled Persons / psychology*
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Personal Satisfaction*
Social Adjustment

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