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Home versus Residential Care in Children with Severe and Profound Disability: Family Quality of Life and Caregiver’ Psychological Factors

Catalog # 890-115-2019| Other Authors: Kareem Nasser, Mitchell Schertz

This work was supported by a grant from Shalem Fund.

This study compared Family Quality of Life (FQoL), emotional and health factors among parents raising children with severe and profound intellectual disabilities at home compared to those whose child lives in a residential setting.

60 Parents of children with severe and profound developmental disabilities living at home or in in a residential setting completed FQoL, health and mental questionnaires. FQOL for most domains and dimensions was rated higher among families whose child resides in residential care compared to families who raise their child at home. Similarly, parental stress was higher among families who raise their children at home.

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