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Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Identifying Key Quality-of-Life (QoL) Factors Within Persons With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) & Their Caregivers
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA
  • Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA
  • Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA
  • Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA
  • Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA
  • Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA
  • Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Assessment/Measurement
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Identifying Key Quality-of-Life (QoL) Factors Within Persons With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) & Their Caregivers
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500035. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP302A
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500035. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP302A
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

This study investigated QoL factors for persons with ALS and their caregivers as a unit. People ALS and their caregivers completed the Schedule for the Evaluation of Quality of Life—Direct Weight jointly to identify QoL factors most important to the dyad. The three most commonly chosen QoL factors include family, spirituality, and leisure. Identifying key QoL factors will allow OTs to provide improved client- and family-centered care that is more holistic.

Primary Author and Speaker: Shannon Mumper

Additional Authors and Speakers: Hannah Brown, Bentlie Grice, Tyler Huddleston, Kristen Moon, Wendy Podber

Contributing Authors: Stephanie Johnson