Assessment of the quality of life of vulnerable young males with severe emotional and behaviour difficulties in a residential setting

Denise Carroll, Timothy Duffy, Colin Martin

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Sixty-four looked after and accommodated males aged 13–16 had an assessment of their quality of life using Paediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) and Quality of Life in Care (QOLIC). The participants were from a Scottish residential centre for young people with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties. The total sample of 64 participants consists of two distinct groups: residential group (n = 33) and a secure care group (n = 31). Over 3 observations the aim of the study was to identify similarities and differences between the groups and to establish the sensitivity of the PedsQL and the PedsQL in care module (QOLIC) as a measurement instrument for Quality of Life (QoL) in adolescent males. Overall there was a nonsignificant increase in the quality of life of these young people at the centre as measured by PedsQL and QOLIC over 3 observations. No significant differences were detected in the quality of life scores between the two groups using the QOLIC.
Original languageEnglish
Article number357341
Number of pages6
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
Volume2013
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Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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Assessment of the quality of life of vulnerable young males with severe emotional and behaviour difficulties in a residential setting. / Carroll, Denise; Duffy, Timothy; Martin, Colin.

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