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Staff: staff and staff: client reliability of the Schalock and Keith (1993): quality of life questionnaire.

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  • M. Rapley
  • J. Ridgway
  • S. Beyer
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>02/1998
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Issue number1
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)37-43
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A small-scale study of the inter-rater and staff:client reliability of the Schalock & Keith (1993) Quality of Life Questionnaire (QOL-Q) was conducted. Whilst the sample size was small and the QOL-Q achieved an acceptable overall level of reliability, the study replicated the pattern of low staff:client concordance and staff overestimation of the independence and autonomy of clients reported by Reiter & Bendov (1996). The results are briefly discussed in the context of the ongoing debate about the utility of proxy response in the literature.