Bivariate and hierarchical multiple regression analysis was employed to explore the relationship between standard of living, quality of life, health-related variables physical health, mental health, depression, mobility and loneliness and demographic variables.
In the second half of this thesis I argue that the limitations of construct validity stem from the logic of asking questions, a logic which precludes standardization.
Login Measurement and meaning in health-related quality of life research. Item Type:. Secondly, the relationship between standard of living and quality of life is mediated by health-related variables.
Export to EndNote Abstract The well-being of older people is an increasingly important issue. On the one hand, quality of life measures can perpetuate ethnocentric understandings of quality of life.
These demonstrate that although a high standard of living is not a prerequisite for a high quality of life, it can potentially provide a buffer against factors which cause poor quality of life such as poor physical and mental health.
Preview Download 5MB Preview Abstract In this thesis I take up the topic of our understanding of questions in a detailed case study of non-utility measures of health-related quality of life. Standard of living and quality of life offer two different ways of understanding well-being.
This study includes people aged between 50 and 87 years of age. Firstly, that a low standard of living does not preclude a high quality of life, but a high standard of living means a low quality of life is less likely.
McClimans, Leah Marian Measurement and meaning in health-related quality of life research.