CE Introduction Improving a patient’s quality of life is one of the most highly valued, yet least understood, goals of therapeutic interventions. During the past three decades, theoretical and clinical literature has proliferated within the discipline of Quality of Life Research. Yet, to date, there exists no universally accepted conceptualization of quality ... SIG News
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SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2005, Vol. 15, 3. doi:10.1044/nnsld15.4.3
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2005, Vol. 15, 3. doi:10.1044/nnsld15.4.3
Improving a patient’s quality of life is one of the most highly valued, yet least understood, goals of therapeutic interventions. During the past three decades, theoretical and clinical literature has proliferated within the discipline of Quality of Life Research. Yet, to date, there exists no universally accepted conceptualization of quality of life or its underlying domains. As clinicians or as researchers, what do we mean by quality of life or by health-related quality of life? What aspects of our patients’ quality of life should we measure? As speech-language pathologists, we wonder whether assessment of broad domains, such as social relationships or environmental barriers, provide information valuable for focusing treatment and evaluating its effects, or should we limit our appraisal to only those aspects of quality of life that are linked directly to communicative functioning? What aspects of quality of life are most important to our patients?
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