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Calidad de vida familiar en personas con discapacidad: un análisis comparativo

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Author(s): LEONOR CÓRDOBA-ANDRADE | JUANA GÓMEZ-BENITO | MIGUEL ÁNGEL VERDUGO-ALONSO

Journal: Universitas Psychologica
ISSN 1657-9267

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 369;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Quality of life | Disabled Persons | Family-Psychology

ABSTRACT
We intended to assess quality of life in families of children and adolescents with a disability in the Cali city (Colombia) through the Family Quality of Life Survey [FQLS] adapted for Colombian population, with 385 participating families. A descriptive analysis the socio-demographic information of the sample and the FQLS’ indicators and factors was done, as well as an inferential analysis for hypothesis checking on the relation between family quality of life with variables as disability type, age, gender, family type,socio-economic status and relation with the person with disability in the family. Families seemed to be more dissatisfied in the Support for persons with disabilities factor and the indicators support to get the government benefits and support to get services of the locals institutions for the family member with a disability. No differences were found among families in the variables of study.
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