- Designed to measure subjective quality of life in terms of satisfaction within different life domains.
- Originates from Flanagan’s perception of life satisfaction (Flanagan JC, 1982, “Measurement of quality of life: current state of the art”), which holds that two aspects, importance and satisfaction, must be addressed when measuring QOL. Importance ratings are used to weight the satisfaction responses, such that scores reflect the respondents’ satisfaction with the aspects of life they value. Items that are rated as more important have a greater impact on scores than those of lesser importance.
- Comprised of 4 domains:
1. Health and functioning
3. Social and economic
Psychometric properties for SCI populations remain to be established, particularly with respect to test-retest reliability.
Quality of Life