Patient-Reported Outcomes

4. Individualizing Quality of Life Measures

Each person is first and foremost an individual, a somebody, a someone, a soul, a human being. Thus, it is not a large leap to define quality of life as “what the person or patient says it is” (Joyce et al., 1988).

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Joyce C.R.B. (1988). Quality of Life: the state of the art in clinical assessment. In: Walker S.W., Rosser R.M. (Eds), QoL: Assessment and Application. (pp.169-179)Lancaster : MPT Press.
Joyce C.R.B., O’Boyle C.A. , McGee H.M. (Eds). (1999). Individual Quality of Life: Approaches to Conceptualization and Assessment. London : Harwood Press.