Showing posts from March, 2006

Public Life Advocate: The Tracker (March 2006)

* “Quality of Life, Well-Being, and Livability” is generally measured by social indicators such as health, economic indices, and subjective experiences. * The Centers for Disease and Control measures quality of life relative to general physical health, general mental well-being, and activity limitation. * Quality-adjusted life years, or QALYs, is a measure of the benefit of a medical intervention based on the number of years of life that would be added by the intervention. * There are over 25 reputable resources measuring the quality of life for children, and 25 separate tools to measure quality of life during terminal and palliative care. * It is generally accepted that measuring quality of life associated with gender equality, family life, job security, political freedom, social capital, and community life varies according to survey definitions and design. * The Vanderford-Riley Well-Being Schedule examines per capita full time equivalent hours worked per week, the value of equ