Disabilities and Quality of Life
A special issue of Disabilities (ISSN 2673-7272).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2021) | Viewed by 13178
Quality of life can be affected by many different aspects of our lives. Of particular importance in health research is the concept of health-related quality of life, which is a subjective and multi-dimensional construct defined as the perceived impact of health status on quality of life, including physical, psychological, and social functioning.
The relationship between health, disability and quality of life is complex. Research shows that the impacts of disabilities are widespread across many aspects of an individual’s life, and can be detrimental to psychological wellbeing and quality of life. Yet people with long-term disabilities do not necessarily believe that their impairments have a significant impact on their quality of life, particularly when suitable adaptations are available. The onset of disability appears to be influential, as individuals with congenital disabilities exhibit higher degrees of life satisfaction, self-identity, and self-efficacy than individuals who have had to adapt to an acquired disability.
A great deal of research has been conducted to better understand how to define and measure quality of life in relation to disability and impairment, and yet there is still much to be explored and learnt.
Dr. Nathan Bray
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- quality of life
- assistive technology