Include Me! Quality of Life Survey
Individuals supported by Spectrum Society will be invited to take part in the Include Me! Quality of Life Survey soon…… Below you will find information about Dr. Robert Schalock’s framework to measure the quality of life.
What is Quality of Life?
Quality of Life (QoL) is an internationally validated framework developed by Dr. Robert Schalock. QoL is represented by eight domains that provide an indication of an individual’s quality of life in three broad areas:
- Social participation
The eight domains are:
- emotional well-being – contentment, self-concept, lack of stress
- interpersonal relations – interactions, relationships, supports
- material well-being – financial status, employment, housing
- personal development – education, personal competence, performance
- physical well-being – health and health care, activities of daily living, leisure
- self-determination – autonomy / personal control, personal goals, choices
- social inclusion – community integration and participation, roles, supports
- rights – legal, human (respect, dignity, equality)
The QoL framework fits well with CLBC’s overall vision of good lives in welcoming communities and applies equally to all people – disability or no disability. The graphic below shows the relationship between the three factors, the eight domains and indicators for each of the domains.
Quality of Life Framework
|Independence||1. Personal Development||
|Social Participation||3. Interpersonal Relationships||
|4. Social Inclusion||
|Well-Being||6. Emotional Well-Being||
|7. Physical Well-Being||
|8. Material Well-Being||
Link to PDF: Include-Me-Info-Sheet-Overview