Journal article

A Rights-Based Approach for Service Providers to Measure the Quality of Life of Children with a Disability

Elise Davis, Dana Young, Kim-Michelle Gilson, Elena Swift, Jeffrey Chan, Lisa Gibbs, Utsana Tonmukayakul, Dinah Reddihough, Katrina Williams

VALUE IN HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This paper identifies the best instruments for service providers to measure the quality of life (QoL) of children with a disability, with a focus on their alignment with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability (CRPD). METHODS: This study reviewed systematic reviews to identify generic QoL instruments for children and adolescents, followed by an appraisal process using newly developed criteria. QoL instruments with a health status, functioning, and condition-specific focus were excluded. RESULTS: Twenty generic QoL instruments for children were identified from existing systematic reviews to undergo further review. Only 2 of the 20 instruments were recommended for..

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