Journal Article

Meaning-Based Quality-of-Life Measurement: A Way Forward in Conceptualizing and Measuring Client Outcomes?

Kathleen Felton

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 35, issue 2, pages 221-236
Published in print March 2005 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online January 2005 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch180
Meaning-Based Quality-of-Life Measurement: A Way Forward in Conceptualizing and Measuring Client Outcomes?

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Despite current imperatives to measure client outcomes, social workers have expressed frustration with the ability of traditional forms of quantitative methods to engage with complexity, individuality and meaning. This paper argues that the inclusion of a meaning-based as opposed to a function-based approach to quality of life (QOL) may offer a quantitative means of measurement that is congruent with social-work values and practice.

Keywords: Quality of life; measurement; well-being

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Subjects: Social Work

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