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" Their definition of quality of life is defined as: an individual's perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live, and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns. "
Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care in Hong Kong: The First Decade - Page 57
by Richard Fielding, Cecilia Lai-wan Chan - 1999 - 312 pages
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Encounters in Glaucoma Research 3: How to Ascertain Progress and Outcome

Douglas R. Anderson, Stephen M. Drance - Eye - 1996 - 357 pages
...the development of the World Health Organization measure of quality of life, which defines it as the individual's perception of their position in life...relation to their goals, expectations, standards, and concerns5. The WHO measure is an entirely subjective measure. One of the ways you can think about this...
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Quality of Life

Philip Seed, Greg Lloyd - Social Science - 1997 - 218 pages
...(Oliver et al. 1996). They quote a World Health Organisation definition of quality of life in terms of an individual's perception of their position in life...their goals, expectations, standards and concerns. Quality of life and Utopias While the term quality of life is a modern one, the idea of the perfect...
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The Psychology of Health: An Introduction

Marian Pitts, Keith Phillips - Medical - 1998 - 410 pages
...and side-effects of treatments such as nausea and fatigue. The World Health Organization defines QOL as: 'An individual's perception of their position...their goals, expectations, standards and concerns' (WHO, 1996). A number of scales have been developed both to measure quality of life generically, and...
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Advances in Psychological Science: Social, personal, and cultural aspects

John G. Adair, David Bélanger, Kenneth L. Dion - Psychology - 1998 - 576 pages
...individuals", and the World Health Organization (1993, p. 153) defined the QoL of a given individual "in the context of the culture and value systems in...their goals, expectations, standards and concerns". In other words, for these and other authors the QoL is idiographic in nature. The old controversy from...
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Dictionary of Health Economics

Alan Earl-Slater - Medical - 1999 - 159 pages
...limited role in changing or maintaining one's quality of life. One definition of quality of life is: an individual's perception of their position in life...their goals, expectations, standards and concerns. It is a broad ranging concept affected in a complex way by the person's physical health, psychological...
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Promoting Mental Health Internationally

Giovanni De Girolamo - Medical - 1999 - 189 pages
...America (WHO, 19976). Quality of Life has been defined by the WHOQOL Group as individuals' perceptions of their position in life in the context of the culture...their goals, expectations, standards and concerns. It is a broad ranging concept incorporating in a complex way people's physical health, psychological...
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Assessment of Rehabilitative and Quality of Life Issues in Litigation

Patricia Murphy, John M. Williams - Law - 1998 - 352 pages
...and chronic illnesses). The WHOQOL- 1 00 was developed to measure individuals ' perception of their life in the context of the culture and value systems...their goals, expectations, standards and concerns (Bonomi and Patrick, 1997). Three hundred items were developed at 15 centers throughout the world;...
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Health Psychology

Anthony J. Curtis - Psychology - 2000 - 190 pages
...previous definitions defined it as 'an individual's perception of their position in life in the context of culture and value systems in which they live and in...their goals, expectations, standards and concerns. 1t is a broad ranging concept affected in a complex way by a person's physical health, psychological...
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The Fourth Pillar of Sustainability: Culture's Essential Role in Public Planning

Jon Hawkes - Social Science - 2001 - 69 pages
...with clear social and economic indicators. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines quality of life as 'an individual's perception of their position in...their goals, expectations, standards and concerns'. It is affected by 'the person's physical health, psychological state, personal beliefs, social relationships...
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Pharmacy Practice

Kevin M. G. Taylor, Geoffrey Harding - Medical - 2001 - 561 pages
...'Quality of life is defined as an individual's perception of their position in life in the context of culture and value systems in which they live and in...their goals, expectations, standards and concerns. It is a broad ranging concept affected in a complex way by the person's physical health, psychological...
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