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Quality of life Among Adolescents with Physical Disability Undergoing Integrated Education

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of social work, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerela, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (5), Pages 1-5, May,14 (2013)

Abstract

Research Objective - To analyse the quality of life (QoL) of adolescents with disability who attend normal school as part of integrated education. The study investigates the quality of life of disabled adolescents who attend 8-12th classes in government and aided schools in Angamaly- Perumbavoor sub- District in Kerala. The research design is descriptive in nature.25 physically disabled adolescents who attend 8th to 12th class formed the sample. Quality of life was measured using WHOQOL-BREF Scale (1997). Result Shows that majority of the disabled are having average quality of life. There is below average Psychological and environmental quality of life with disabled adolescents. The findings of the study suggest the ways to improve the quality of life of adolescents by reducing social, environmental barriers to promote integration of adolescents with disabilities in schools, family and community. To enhance the total quality of life of individuals especially the psychological and environmental quality of life by providing a disabled friendly environment at school, family and community situations.

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